In 1838 Kentucky, the women of the Shaker enclave of Pleasant Hill gather to pray, sing hymns, and confess their sins—one woman had an extra helping of soup beans, another scolded some chickens, a third wasn't properly grateful for supper, and a fourth didn't execute her kitchen chores with utmost vigor (horrors!). There's an undeniable attractiveness to a community whose greatest trespasses wrong only... More >>>