When Joyce Stevenson is thirteen, her family moves to the south of England to live with their aunt Vera. Vera and her sister, Lil, aren't at all alike. Vera, a teacher, posseses an unquestioning belief in the powers of education and reason; Lil puts her faith in séances. Joyce is determined to be different: she falls in love with art (and her art teacher). Spanning five decades of extraordinary changes in these women's lives, Everything Will Be All Right explores the tangled history of one family and its hopes, disasters, ambitions, and compromises over successive generations.