Sarah was not a superstitious person when she picked up her key for #13 in Pugsley Hall. She had filled out the college dormitory questionnaire with complete trust that her assigned roommate would be a good match and safe. Perhaps she should have asked what her roomy brought in that large brown suitcase, and what was in the yellow jars lined up on the window sill.
amos and carrie suffer greatly as their friends and neighbors in this little new england town turn against them for doing what they think is right. they find themselves pitted against a pharmaceutical company for carrie's violent actions and even against parishioners who turn against pastor amos for his preaching. murder and community ostracism must be overcome; good must prevail, but can it?