Meet Jane Smith, college professor. That's it. No life. Not much to offer anyone except great copy-editing skills. She has experienced life vicariously through others. Untraveled, unmarried, dull. Then she met the beautiful and exotic Anita from Brazil. And sweet earth-mother Greta from Poland. And pious Fanta from Pakistan. Jane saw them as a connection to the outside world, but with Jane, they felt they had a "home."