“After the Storm” shares the unforgettable story of a 19th-century quilter through some of the most challenging times in American history. This story is told “in her own words” through diary entries and a memoir she dictated to a grandchild shortly before her death.
Not yet 18, a young woman is unhappy within her wealthy family in a small New England town. Against her family’s wishes, she decides to go west with a man she barely knows and whom her parents have never met. James’s dream to become a cowboy on a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territories becomes Sarah’s dream, and with the idealism and naivety of youth, they board a train for a life-changing adventure. The year is 1898.