The war in Vietnam is raging, and it's not clear whether the United States will win or not. The race to the moon is raging, too, and it's not clear whether the United States will win or not. Protests against the war and for civil rights are shutting down whole cities, while political assassinations have become not uncommon.
And Doug Swieteck is moving to Marysville.
In the middle of a country torn apart, Doug comes to what may be a new lifebut his family is also being torn apart. And that's not all: When he finds the most beautiful book he had ever imaginedJohn James Audubon's Birds of Americathat's being torn apart, too.
Doug decides to put back together the one thing he has a chance to make whole: this beautiful book. If he can do this, maybe he can put back together the things he loves more than he knows.
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