A young Kentucky farm wife gives birth to quintuplets around the turn of the century, catapulting her family into the spotlight and leading to an extraordinary series of events that take her from vulnerability and ignorance to tough-minded enlightenment. Reprint. Tour.
In the year 1900, a Kentucky farm wife named Christianna Wheeler gives birth to quintuplets. Thousands of strangers mob her home; the fate of the babies (and what happens afterwards) sends Christie and her husband far from home, in a turbulent time in America.