The Arbella Historical Society is awash in politics and ambition. Catherine Rocklynd, chief benefactor, is suddenly moody, upsetting her devoted nephew, Edwin Bennett. Kelly Kuhn, art dealer and collector, is sinking into debt trying to woo new customers like Annalee Windolow. Gwen McDuffy, single mother with two young children and new to Mellingham, catches Chief of Police Joe Silva's eye, but she doesn't seem pleased with that. With a richly evocative setting, finely drawn characters and an absorbing plot, Family Album asks meaningful questions about family and identity, and the need to belong.