Linda Sinclair is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania sharing a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favourite authors and she likes it that way. But Linda's simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood returns home after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. Linda can't stand the thought of him giving up on his dreams so she decides to mount his play at the high school. With the play, her reputation, and her teaching career on the line, Linda finds an unlikely ally in herself.