Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on an "Oprah Book Club" selection by novelist Mary McGarry Morris, Songs in Ordinary Time is set in Vermont in the 1960s. Sissy Spacek plays Mary Fermoyle, divorced mother of three children. Mary's life is forever changed with the arrival of an enigmatic stranger named Omar Duvall (Beau Bridges), to whom the Fermoyle family extends their hospitality. Drawing closer to the personable but secretive Omar -- who is also extremely popular with all the kids in the neighborhood -- Mary is forced to confront the possibility that her erstwhile sweetheart may be an escaped criminal. Songs in Ordinary Time debuted over CBS on October 22, 2000.
divorce, escaped-convict, single-parent, sweetheart