A widower and his adult son visit a Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat brother. A mother, pining for her children, feasts on loaves of challah to fill the void. A new couple navigates a tightrope walk toward love. On a trip to a water park with their son, two fathers confront a personal fear. In these stories, the bonds of family are tested, transformed, and fortified.