An outstanding story.  The orphaned John goes to live with his grandmother and as he grows up he begins to ask more and more questions – Why did his mother have to die?; How come he doesn’t have a father?; Where is his grandfather?; Why do other kids have two sets of grandparents?, etc. Of course, he discovers the answer to his most pressing question from one of his most hated classmates.   But, he will not believe the story until he gets confirmation from his grandmotherThen his life takes a downward spiral.  Find out what happens to this family who is wrought with tragedy.


How do you go on living when you have done the unforgivable? How do you love a mother you barely remember? John is an orphan who misses the mother he hardly knew. Robert is the drunk driver who killed her. As the story opens we meet 4-year-old John, who wonders why his mother had to die. Robert wakes up in lockup, expecting to sleep off a blackout and go home, until he learns of the accident he caused.

John grows up under the care of his devoted maternal grandmother, who must confront her guilt over her daughter’s past. Just as John is on the cusp of manhood, he must confront his mother’s death anew and question everything he has come to believe about himself and the people he loves.

Robert is sentenced to 4 years in state prison. His incarceration begins a journey that will have a profound effect on not only himself, but on the life of the boy he orphaned, and on the legacy of the young mother who died.

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