Willow’s mom dies in a horse back riding accident. The story goes back and forth from selling the wine and live stock topay debts to the past Willows mom moved to new Mexico after her husband left her for another woman. She burns the mattress and buys a house in new Mexico for a song and a little money along way. Willows new house is among a Indian reservation . They buy goats , horses and start wine making. A great heart felt book and made me reflect on my own mothers death when I was 14.