It's the early days of the new millennium, and Laura has arrived in New York City. A songwriter with a one-of-a-kind talent, she's just beginning to book gigs when she falls for a troubled musician. Their time together is stormy and short-lived but will reverberate for the rest of Laura's life. Fifteen years later, Laura's teenage daughter is asking questions about her father. Laura has built a stable life in Brooklyn, and she's taken pains to close the door on what was and what might have been. But neither her best friend, now a famous musician who relies on Laura's songwriting skills, nor her depressed and searching daughter will let her give up on her dreams.