In the frigid Nebraska winter of 1873, Mary Harrington and her five-year-old son are starving. Three months before, her husband left their sod house and has not returned. Mary has lost hope she will ever see him again. Her choices are bleak: continue to wait and die of hunger, or pack their few things and leave. Desperate and cold, they flee the homestead in a what likely may be a futile search for help.
Written in the the rich days of settling America and in the spirit of Willa Cather, The Seasons of Doubt portrays the courage of a mother in severe and paralyzing times left to survive and to find a way to raise her child alone.