In this short story collection, all the stories are about families living in Milford, CT. They all take place primarily at Silver Sands State Park. I spent many hours walking around the park and exploring the town of Milford taking note of my surroundings. In all three stories the characters go the beach to relax or find peace, but naturally they bring the rest of their troubles with them. Each story can stand on its own as a short story; they are linked by the fact that all three show how individual behavior is altered by crisis or stress.