In the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father, David Lamb hopes to regain some faith in his own goodness. He turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, Lamb takes her on a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness and the journey shakes them in ways that neither expects. Based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam.