In an eloquent, tender love story set in Colorado during World War II, Olivia Dunne commits an act of careless passion and must redeem herself by marrying a man she has never met. Overwhelmed by loneliness, she finds solace in two Japanese-American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp.
After a busy summer training Sprocket, the service dog she has been raising, Nicki's school year gets off to a rough start as she works on reconciling her two best friends, accepting that Sprocket will soon leave for placement with someone who needs him, and awaiting the birth of the twins her mother is expecting. Includes essay on service dogs.
When ten-year-old Nicki agrees to take over the training of Sprocket, a service dog, it is just one more thing in her overly full schedule, but much to her surprise, dog training teaches Nicki a valuable skill--how to stand up for herself. Includes photographs and essay on training service dogs.
"In 1917, after Arlene Favier's home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn't succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring possibility arises: the American Women's Hospital needs ambulance drivers to join a trailblazing, all-female team of doctors and nurses bound for war-torn France. On the front lines, Arlene and her fellow...