The ""schoolmarm's"" search for home roots and the result. Abandoning the little cottage in the Washington Cascades, she is urged and pushed into buying a place, after hurriedly raising the money. Through weekends and a summer, she learns to know the unpredictable torments of her mountain neighbor. She tells of becoming a part of the community, of the friendliness of people, of the bane of tourists and picnickers, of acquiring a dog, of alarums and excursions, of logging and forest fires. There's an important decision about a new job- and guidance from Skyo. A fond and faithful record of regional life.