Gabrielle Newton is numbered by the loss of her family, betrayed and impoverished by the perfidy of her husband. She joins the family of homeless, wandering from the exclusive Chicago north shore to the islands of the Florida Gulf coast. Despair and hope become twin ventures. Gaby's struggles to survive are noticed by young Jan Morgan and her first mate, young Billy Bateson, who offer her a sense of belonging. These new friends, their connection with the family of writer Carolyn Robinson, and the love of young Jessie and her father involve her within a storm of political mayhem that affects a small coastal village and its residents, the horrors of rape and incest, and a hurricane that changes their lives and culture. The Bag Ladye's Tayle is the fifth novel in the New Found Souls series, novels of survival and renewal. Book five, The Piper of T'p's'l was awarded first place for fiction by the Florida NLAPW.