Ten-year-old A.J. Degulio is having the best summer vacation of her life in Indian Lake, Idaho, in the lazy summer of 1968. She spends her time at the lake, hanging out with her dog Sailor, playing and fighting with her siblings, and ignoring her Roman Catholic Italian heritage in favor of a southern accent, which is picked up from watching too many Western movies. She meets Danny Morgan, a boy who shares her passions for star gazing and wondering about the god who made them, and life seems just about perfect. But when Danny's father betrays his mother, his family's slow crumbling could affect A.J.'s perception of life and peace of mind as well. Renee Riva, softcover, 223 pages.