After a daring one-night stand at a comics convention, graphic novelist Leia Birch Briggs is having a biracial baby. She's still gearing up to tell her conventional Southern family when her stepsister's marriage comes crashing down and her 90-year-old grandmother collapses into dementia. When Leia starts cleaning out grandma Birchie's old Victorian, she discovers a family secret dating back to the Civil War.
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