Cassie and her brother Will move to the town of Wiscasset after Will loses his leg in a farming accident. There with the excitement of Maine's new statehood as a backdrop, Will finds that being disabled can be a social handicap as well as a physcial one. Living in town open Cassie's eyes too. She sees Will considering career options not open to her, and she wonders if she can be fulfilled by keeping a house and a family. Are there other possibilities for a young woman in 1820? Ages 10 and up. Hardcover 186 pgs.