Duncan Parker, his brother Vernon and Sister Sadie live with their parents in one side of a large farm house. Their aunt and uncle along with three kids live on the other side. They all work the farm together. One evening Duncan hears their parents talking with a visitor about selling the farm The idea of having to move from their home and friends is ever present in their daily lives until they finally find out what is going to happen to them.
The author was brought up in a small town in western Maine. He and his wife still reside there. He is now retired after more than thirty years of teaching grade school.