In Milkweed, Cassandra Leahy learns that her boyfriend, Mark, is coming home from a tour in Vietnam. He's written daily, but she hasn't seen him in over a year. Cassie, living in a small seaside town and working in a Greek-owned business, is eager to embark on her own future. As the homecoming unfolds, she finds that Mark is unable to escape from his past. Although set in 1971, this compassionate tale of a community trying to welcome back one of its own has relevance today, as families welcome home a new generation of veterans.