At 103 Stellar Street there was never much peace, a little bit of love, not enough happiness, but it is, in fact, home for eighteen-year-old Frances "Frankie" McKay. With high school graduation two weeks to never again, her life is about to change. No more days enduring the callow drama, no more working for her stubborn Grandma Frances at the Bar & Grill, and no more playing cook and maid to her alcoholic father and older brothers, all of whom work hard at the mine by day and play hard at the bar by night.
Frankie grew up quick with only a few certainties in life. She is certain the reason her father is an alcoholic goes beyond the fact that their mother left them. She is certain that her feelings for her best friend, Paul, go beyond mere friendship. And she is certain that happiness cannot be found in Minersville, at least that's what she thought. Joy and sadness find Frankie as the past is revealed, questions are answered, life is lost and love is found.