While recovering from treatment for breast cancer, Mia Landan, 38, discovers that her husband has fallen in love with another woman. Mia flees her comfortable art-filled home in Charleston, S.C., for a new life in a shabby cabin in the mountains near Asheville, N.C. This moving story of rebirth revolves around fly-fishing and Mia's discovery of a journal written by Kate Watkins, a pioneer in the male-dominated sport during the 1920s. Mia sets out to learn the truth about Kate's life, including her involvement in the mysterious death of her lover decades earlier. Through her dogged detective work, Mia finds a path out of her despair and learns valuable lessons about who she is and what she really wants.