A man mistakenly shoots and kills his neighbor’s son while he’s out hunting. In an attempt to atone for the tragic incident, the man gives his 8 year old son to his neighbors, the Ravich family. The rest of the novel follows the four parents (and siblings) as the families fight to regain some sense of normalcy. The Raviches mourn the loss of their son as they simultaneously attempt to incorporate a replacement boy into the grief-stricken family. Highly recommend!