In The Atomic City Girls, June moves to Oak Ridge to work in one of the plants. She lives in a small dorm with 2 other girls and works during the day turning dials on a machine she has no idea what the purpose is for. While working a scientist catches her eye. After another encounter she become involved in a relationship with the physicist Sam.
In Orphan Train, Molly finds herself in trouble for stealing, she is lucky to get the chance to work off her time by cleaning an attic for an elderly lady. She wasn’t happy with the consequence, but ends up finding some common ground with the Vivian. Molly quickly find that she made assumptions about Vivian. Just because Vivian appears to be privileged doesn’t mean she had an easy road behind her.
The Home for Unwanted Girls takes place in 1950s – 1970s in Quebec, Montreal. It follows the story of a young mother who was compelled by her parents to give up her daughter for adoption after she was born. The story simultaneously goes between the daughter as she tries to survive life as an orphan during a corrupt time when orphans were abused, and mother who never forgets the daughter she gave away.