Uncover the dark side of Christmas in this compact, deep and gratifying tale of a resilient, all-female household on the brink of irreversible change. It is December 2019 in a Victorian home in the small, Northern California Gold-Rush-era riverfront city of Petaluma.
Festive tables are set, a roaring fire warms the tree-lit parlor and empty pillowcases rest at the end of the twin beds of widow Adamaria’s excited young granddaughters. Rain begins to fall as the four women of the house settle in for a cozy, uneventful holiday. What could go possibly wrong?
The House on Liberty Street is an intricately worked, ultimately uplifting story. It unfolds within slow-pleasured holiday preparations as Adamaria and her daughter Gracie prepare for a traditional Italian American wine country Christmas despite their meagre funds.
In turn, heartwarming and harrowing, unexpected events unfold after a stranger disturbs the sleep of the widowed matriarch in the early hours of Christmas morning, intensifying the physical, financial and emotional conflicts faced by these formidable women.
Put another log on the fire, make yourself a pot of tea and settle in for an unforgettable and immersive holiday as the past, present and future collide in the company of this unforgettable cast of characters.