Patricia is miserable. Her parents are separating, and she is sent to spend the summer with her aunt and cousins on a lake in Alberta, Canada. Her loneliness is made worse by her cousins’ bullying and her increasing conviction that she will never understand her own mother.
When Patricia discovers a special pocket watch beneath the floorboards, she is whisked back in time and observes her mother as a young girl. Bit by bit, she begins to understand her mother, and, in turn, herself.
Kit Pearson is a Canadian treasure, less well-known in the USA.