It's May 1970. Georgia debutante and history scholar Tally McCall is searching for purpose in a world ablaze. Colleges are on the cusp of anarchy while her coastal college is on the cusp of summer fun.
Her brother is serving in Vietnam. Her sweetheart is a Yankee. Her mother owns a bridal boutique. Her daddy is a judge. Yet Tally has no desire to marry and worries about the legal consequences of helping a friend escape the draft.
The killing of students at Kent State sparks her fury and her passion for justice. Now Tally must discover how to navigate through landmines of country club society, stay true to her ideals, and seize the power of her privileged status to challenge the status quo.