Living in Oklahoma with her maternal grandfather, Mary gets a new name and a new life. But she's haunted by the past: by the baby girls she's sure will come looking for her someday, by the mother she left behind, by the father who left her. Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch. With each subsequent reunion, her family becomes closer to whole again.
Welcome to the world of the Goodales, where the unspoiled wilderness reigns. In 1878, two girls from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts brought nature into thousands of homes across the country. Their book of poetry became a best seller overnight and their names household words. It had never happened before--or since. Yet today, they have been largely forgotten. This is their story.
"Deal on Russian-Made Rockets Passes Senate" is from the June 14, 2016, News section of The USA Today. It was written by Ledyard King and Mary Troyan and narrated by Mark Ashby.