Miriam Capaldi and Peter Martinelli have been friends since the third grade. In each volume of Miriam, their friendship progresses (or regresses) over a period of nearly 20 years. Each volume contains three installments of continuing stories taken from childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The first volume begins with our heroes in college, honing their skills and readying themselves for the "real world"... or not. The second deals with the two in their teenage years living in a very drab and ugly 1980's New Jersey. And lastly, the third installment finds us at the meeting place Miriam and Peter, at Peter's home, back in 1977, when they were just seven years old.