Millie Kovacs, the eighteen-year-old daughter of an immigrant housekeeper, lives in the shadows of Bethlehem Steel. It's here that clouds of soot mark progress, and small-town life marches forward at the advent of WWII. Millie, who is deathly afraid of small spaces, unwittingly lands a job at the steel company where she encounters extravagance and wealth for the first time. The catch? She has to face her debilitating fear each day, multiple times a day, up and down, again and again.
Millie's quirky adventures include first love, a soldier's mysterious letters, and a race against the clock to save what matters most.
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