What happens when a fighter and a peacenik fall in love? From the wind-swept horse country of the Yakima Valley to the airy academic halls of the University of Washington, three adventurers pursue their own Edens. One wants to be a hero, the second just wants to save her home, the third to make sense of it all. Jake’s tragic death in the opening days of the Iraq War leaves his sister and best friend reeling. Jessie finds herself all alone in the fight to save their family cattle ranch, even as the patriarchy of the Valley seeks to crush her. Andrew’s questing mind is driven to the brink as he seeks to balance his pacifist convictions with his friend’s sacrifice. Drawn together, this unlikely pair struggles to find meaning in their loss while they fight for their dreams.