All her life Muri Pond dreamed of finding the father who left her when she was three years old. Now it’s too late. Joe Pond has died, willing his remote Central Oregon high desert property to his citified daughter, a librarian who’d rather research than ranch.
When legally-separated Muri Pond hauls fifteen year-old daughter Nova and eleven year-old son Truman out to her inherited property, she’s confronted by a troublesome neighbor and her father’s legacy: a fence made from old oven doors. The fence and house trailer doesn’t sit well with rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Rubin, a local veterinarian, helps Muri search for her daughter and for something to believe in. Along with Aunt Lutie and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad somehow never abandoned. She forgives him, which frees her to reclaim her own spiritual path.