Georgia Peachy Archer Laliberte has almost gotten her life under control. Peachy, her husband Beau, and their two rambunctious sons live on the family farm in a small town in Canada, just across the border from the U.S.. Their closest neighbor is Peachys draft-dodging hairdresser father, Lou, who lives in a trailer on their land. Although her son Sam has epilepsy, Peachy, Beau, and Lou have worked out a successful system to care for him and maintain as normal a family life as possible, and Peachys status as a superhuman caregiver has its own rewards.When her life on the farm isnt quite enough, Peachy can always live vicariously through her glamorous, New York Citydwelling sister, Beth. Thin, successful, and passionate Beth has clawed her way to the top, stepping on anyone it takes to get there including, every so often, her younger sister. Still, Peachy and Beth are close, and they support each other through crises of all kinds.They support each other, that is, until Beth decides to sleep with Peachys husband Beau who just happens to be Beths ex-boyfriend. Furious, Peachy decides to go to New York City alone and leaves Beth home to care for her family. As she spends a terrified, exciting weekend alone in the middle of Beths life, Peachy must confront questions of love, loyalty, and family to find her way back home.