Gayle Adams is thirty-one, divorced, and in a job that she doesn't really enjoy. She has been coasting for the last several years, just living her life and surviving. But when an unusual session with her bishop-assigned therapist kicks off a chain of events that turns her world upside down, Gayle decides to run away. She joins up with an eccentric biologist and a fascinating, attractive assistant professor, and travels six hundred miles away from her home to follow the Monarch Butterfly migration. Gayle and her companions get knee deep in the strange, awe-inspiring experience that is the Monarch Migration, and Gayle goes through some metamorphosis of her own as well.