Sally John edited the summary of Desert Gift Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
Jack and Jill went up a hill. . .They hadn’t planned on the trek, but there it was: after twenty-four years together, the Galloways find themselves talking divorce.Jack simply wants out. Jill wants to fix things. She should know how. She hosts a radio program devoted to growing healthy marriages. She has even written a book, a how-to on marital communication. Surely a solution is at her fingertips. Instead she learns that her marriage has not been healthy for a very long time. Searching for answers, Jill journeys from Chicago to her childhood home in a California desert. With the help of her wacky sister, an odd stranger, and a visit to Hollywood, she begins to hope that she and Jack do not have to go tumbling down that hill after all.