The devastating loss of their twin daughters in a flash flood turns the lives of Terry and Laura Sheldon upside down as their marriage is tested by grief, Terry's brief love affair, and their growing relationship with their foster child, a ten-year-old African American boy.
A traumatized African-American boy becomes the foster child of a white couple in a small Vermont town. The boy is befriended by an elderly neighbor who teaches him about the Buffalo Soldiers, an all-black cavalry unit active in the late 19th century, and helps him to come out of his shell.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: General, Family + Friendship, Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Peoples + Cultures, Literary