"Some people call me amazing Grace, and some people call me a dis-Grace." When she slurs those words in a northern Alberta bar, Grace is worlds away from the girl who began a diary on the eve of World War II. Against the backdrop of a Scottish tenement community, her writings portray a journey from innocent to outcast - from devotion to family, to burning every bridge for a dissolute pilot. In 1971, runaway Jude Klein finds Grace's diary. Unloved and debilitated by drugs, Jude will discover through Grace's story a roadmap to her own redemption.