A charming and intricate fable. Its powerful story-line unfolds in the depth of winter, among the islands of the Maine archipelago. A boy and his father-both cut loose from the familiar comforts of city and friends-make a bitter journey in a cold season. They are given a solstice gift of rescue, welcome, warmth and joy. Together, they realize a profound lesson in family love through an odd collection of unforgettable Yankee characters. Solstice will speak to both young adults and parents. It's a gift book that will bring delight and reflection.