The uncommon collection of people in a Midwestern boarding house in the early 1920's and a young woman's desire to find a home. Faith Kusmaresh has experience a life without a true. Haunted by her father, she sets out to build a life for herself. In the Caswell boarding house she meets grand and generous Emma Caswell and her polio-stricken son, Robby. The rest of the household is made up of others in search of a place to call there own; an elegant German refugee who must work as a janitor, a free-spirited Russian who wants the American Dream to come for free, and a woman for whom this is the first home she has ever known. (two acts)