New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Large print ed.
775 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
Warren Spooner is a troubled boy whose father dies shortly after he's born. When his mother marries Calmer Ottosson, a decorated Navy officer fallen from grace, Warren is saved by Calmer's inexhaustible patience. As Warren grows up, the two men forge a bond that will carry them both through the hard times ahead.