A Washington Post reporter and his wife spend hours each day traveling to and from their jobs in D.C. With young twins, they feel the pangs of lost time with their children because of their commutes.
When Christopher does a story on the worst and best counties to live in America, he unknowingly sets in motion a new twist to his family’s story. After publishing the worst place to live, that community invites him to come and visit.
Christopher is charmed, and when he returns home, he suggests to his wife that they move there. The book chronicles their family’s journey to life in a small town in Minnesota.