This is a novel whose blunt honesty brings alive the trials and tribulations of a woman trying to carve out a place for herself in a society that was not yet ready.The path began on a hot dusty country road and led all the way to the cyber highway. It follows the life of a poor child with rich dreams.We relate to the bumps in her road as she strives for self-fulfillment. It takes us up close and personal to the ties that often thether us to our childhoods. We understand why Todi could only fly so high.Ultimately, her roots had the same effect as stepping on a gum on a hot summer sidewalk. But she would not compromise her ideals. This book is faction – part fact, part fiction. It begins with a dream and ends with a dream.