1963: Elvis reigned, the Beach Boys sang of fun in the sun and drive-in movies ruled.
Teenager Jo Thompson spends an idyllic summer on a Minnesota farm, riding horses, pulling pranks with her cousin and getting her very first kiss.
1965: A president is dead, civil rights moves are violent and the war in Vietnam knows no end.
Jo's parents have been killed. Her cousin is in serious trouble and the boy she liked has a steady girlfriend.
Serious decisions need to be made about the kind of woman Jo will become.