In order for her own life to work, Alison must take care of unfinished business, namely dealing with the father who abandoned her when she was a child. By force of personality and will, she slowly gets him to deal with the past, with his own life, and with their future. The book is long out of print, though there are copies here and there. A movie was made by the Hallmark Channel based on my screenplay. It starred Tim Matheson, Sean Young, Kristen Bell and Ed Asner. It is available on DVD.