Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky is a major player at Zip’s Candies, but it wasn’t always that way. Before she was Mrs. Howard Ziplinsky, she was Arson Girl, who had no friends and was estranged from her parents. But everything changed when Alice applied for a job at Zip’s Candies. Sam Ziplinsky took her under his wing and encouraged the romance between Alice and his son, Howard. By working at the factory and marrying into the family, Alice learns the origins of Zip’s and their not-so-politically-correct candies. A deliciously funny family saga and peek into the world of candymaking.