It's 1893 and the dream of becoming a writer still burns brightly in Thorliff Bjorklund's heart. But when he arrives at college in Northfield, Minnesota, things are not as he had imagined, and he finds himself longing for things familiar back home in North Dakota. Time and distance have created a rift between him and his childhood sweetheart. The only bright spot in his life is his job at the town newspaper. Will he be forced to leave one dream behind to pursue the other?