The story of a special summer, in which Lolly Redding learned to let go the images of her childhood and take in the realities of her present. Her mother recently ead, her father a wayfarer who loved his children but could not live with them, Lolly at fourteen was the woman of her family with four older brothers to care for. But three were leaving and only seventeen year old Gordy was to be left to her. The summer in which she tried to recapture the past held many surprises into insight. The father, who had stayed the season, must be on his way and Lolly is ready to accept the cattering of those she loves. The sensitive moments here are diminished by the sense of so many lessons to be given, but it handles a delicate subject with care.