Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire that will propel her from her native Ireland into the hurly-burly of 1960s New York. In this city she will face the twists of a life graced with great beauty, but forever floating close to hazard.
Yumi Fuller hasn't set foot in her parents' farm in Idaho since she ran away when she was fifteen. Now, twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter - and now a struggling single mother of three - is returning home, desperate to win back the love of her ailing father and to confront her best friend and her conflicted past.
Barack Obama's success in becoming President-Elect of the United States means he can change the face that his country presents to the world. In this book he discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed.