Winner Great Southwest Book Festival
Winner Florida Book Festival Best General Fiction
Mom's Choice Award
Runner Up Great Southeast Book Festival
Runner Up Great Northwest Book Festival
Runner Up New England Book Festival
Honorable Mention Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and Great Midwest Book Festivals
Sensational story of two young men approaching adulthood in the wake of the Great Depression and the challenges of the oncoming WWII. George and Schmitty encounter an old man with an antique motorcycle which seems to invoke the spirit of its previous owner - a soldier killed in WWI. Schmitty plans a cross-country trip to Sturgis and Mt. Rushmore to ponder his future, which brings unexpected results. With his and George's futures weighing in the balance, they both make life-changing decisions which they will carry with them for the remainder of their days.