Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas and John. Living with them on the farm in 1870's Tennessee, she is forging a life for herself. But the fragile harmony of the family unit is threatened by a traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront, let alone understand. A moving study of one woman's journey, of her determination to write her own future, and of the enduring human capacity for love. Follow-up to the Costa Book of the Year 'Days Without End'.