The year is 1874, and Paul Wipf is enchanted by dreams of America. But when lightning strikes, killing his parents, his dreams are shattered and buried in the ashes of sadness and guilt. How can Paul be happy, knowing it is his parents' death that makes it possible for him to leave Russia? How can he be happy living with his aunt who is a Hutterite? How can he be happy when all he wants is what can never be--life as it used to be? 182 Pages.