Christina Adam's LOVE AND COUNTRY is a complex book with complex characters, yet is written in a simple prose depicting the beauty of a small quiet ranching town in Idaho. The story takes place shortly after the Vietnam War, and the backdrop of this small town helps add to this tale of alienation and acceptance.
Kenny Swanson and his mother Lenna (Lenora) are newcomers to this small Idaho town. Kenny has just turned fourteen, and while it is difficult for all teenagers during this phase of life, he also has to deal with being new in school, yearning for a father who rarely visits, and wishing he could participate in his only real passion: the local rodeo. Because