Gerrit has a chance encounter with a young lady named Rae Walters. Somehow, she gets Gerrit to volunteer at an after school program. Through helping there, he gets to know some of the kids and he begins to let down his guard and begin to care.
I found the part of the book where he goes shopping to be extremely funny, while other parts of the story were sad as you see that Gerrit realizes he could have been a better husband, a better father. I was compelled to continue reading to see how the book would end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and think you will enjoy it too.