Forty-four-year-old Alice Holtzman is stuck in a dead end job, bereft of family, and now reeling from the unexpected death of her husband. Alice has begun having panic attacks whenever she thinks about how her life hasn't turned out the way she dreamed. Even the beloved honeybees she raises in her spare time aren't helping her feel better these days. But then she meets Jake, a troubled, paraplegic teenager with the tallest mohawk in Hood River County. Uplifting and warm-hearted.