Wade Summers wants nothing more than to go on his date tonight with high school hottie Glory Schoonover.
Unfortunately, a fierce February blizzard's blown in and a couple of first-time heifers are calving early. Way too early.
And Wade's never delivered a calf all by himself before. (His grandfather was always there to show him the way).
Simmering under the teenage hormones and unexpected birthing is a conflicted son who finally confronts
the abuse of his shady stepfather and a betrayal by his somewhat disengaged mom.
Kirkus Reviews called this coming-of-age story "An exciting, elegant debut."
It's rough around the edges, full of brute hardship, raw strength, and pure heart.