Born on the first day of 1900, Dorie finds herself at odds with the world and out of options. Married to Louie LaValle, a local man with an inherited farm but not the talent or stamina to run it, Dorie is anchored in poverty, childless and tied to someone she doesn’t love.
Prohibition and desperation inspire her to make and sell moonshine to the men in town. Soon she makes more money than she ever dreamed possible. To expand production, she enlists free-wheeling Victor, who builds a secret distillery in the woods. When Victor appears at her door with a gunshot wound, describing an ambush at the still, it’s up to Dorie to protect her future — and Victor—against angry neighbors, a zealous sheriff and the Chicago mob.