In this illuminating and sympathetic book, the eleven members of the Rovaniemi family cope with an uneasy mix of modern life and conservative religion. The nine children and their parents follow a strict form of Lutheranism (no dancing, no TV, etc.)in present day Michigan. Some embrace the faith and some eventually follow other paths, but most of them have to wrestle with the choices they make. The chapters follow each other sequentially in time, but each has the point of view of a different family member.