Allie Claybrook’s life is changing drastically. Her dad has left for the faraway country of Iraq to fulfill his duty as a soldier, and Allie is going with her mom and pesky little brother, Spencer, to live with her grandma in Edna, Idaho—“Hicksville”—while her mom is expecting a new baby. And if that isn’t enough, Allie has to learn all about living with Nanna, her great-grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Throughout this time of struggles, discovery, and even a bit of fun, Allie comes to understand that memories, as well as loved ones, can be both precious and fragile. [from publisher's web site]