Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Tom Guthrie (Aidan Quinn), a high school history teacher, is faced with raising two young sons after his wife leaves him. Maggie Jones (Rachel Griffiths), a fellow teacher, tries to provide comfort and support. When Victoria Roubideaux (America Ferrera), a 17-year old student at their school, becomes pregnant, her mother forces her out of their home. Victoria goes to Maggie for help. Maggie befriends the teenager and eventually arranges for her to live outside their small town in the ranch house of the two bachelor McPheron brothers, Raymond (Geoffrey Lewis) and Harold (William Andrews). They take her in and help her prepare for the birth of her baby. Their lives become interlocked with other seeming misfits in their small Colorado town. Gradually, they all grow to need and depend on each other, and ultimately, they build more than a community; they create a family.