This is a 148,000 word historical fiction and geographic drama. It is set in Salina, Kansas, and Monterey and Pebble Beach, California. The story runs through the years 1891-1996. It is an adult novel. The story is both coming of age and adult soul-searching. Several vignettes break up the novel. A third person narration is supplied as the memories of an ailing old man flashing back in time.