Outside The Ordinary World : Sylvia Sandon always swore she wouldn't become her mother. But one August morning, she finds herself walking the same path as the fervently religious, yet, faithless Elaine . . . into an affair she feels powerless to resist. Against the backdrop of the California brushfires in the 70's, 12-year-old Sylvie agreed to hold a secret that would devour her family's dream of happiness. Now struggling to create a better life in small town New England, Sylvia nonetheless feels caught in the coils of history - as she confronts the embers of her own dying marriage, the all-consuming needs of two daughters and her faltering artistic career. Then Tai Rosen - the father of a student - ignites an unexpected passion and a familiar betrayal that could illuminate the past, even as it jeopardizes everything dear.