Joel adores his uncle Michael. Together they build a tree house and root for their favorite teams at baseball games. Than Michael come to live with Joel's family because he has AIDS, and they grow even closer. When Michael dies, Joel is heartsick -- until he learns to find comfort in the wonderful memories of his beloved uncle.
Janet Wilson's evocateve and memorable paintings highlight Patricia Quinlan's moving story about a family who finds consolation together after the untimely death of a loved one.