It's the last day of Summer vacation. David's having a wonderful day: swimming, hiking, spending every minute outside at the river and in the forest. But then evening comes, and his foster mom, Annie gives him the news: David's back ache is not going to go away. David has cancer and it is very advanced. David has only months to live.

This is David's story of wrestling with relationships, faith, and identity. David's story may surprise you. No doom and gloom here: only raw courage, deep laughter, and a tender well of joy filling, overflowing, and oozing out the pages, as David discovers treasure in what others have discarded.

ISBN 0-9744989-5-5 (Trade paper), 260p

Tree Root and River Rat

  • These books are appropriate for readers 12 and up!