Marian D. Schwartz, author
Pregnant and alone at the age of forty, with five hundred dollars in savings and no prospect of help from anyone, Sara Barefield wants this baby more than she has ever wanted anything. She figures that she was born poor and had pulled herself up so she can pull herself up again. But the poverty she plunges into after she has the baby is beyond anything she had imagined. Just days before being forced to live on the street, she must find a way out of this crisis so she can make a decent life for herself and her son.