Grace Dong-mei Parker is adopted. Of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, she was one of the lucky ones, taken by a loving family to start a new life in Canada. A typical teenager, she is reluctant to dwell upon the parts of the past that make her different from her friends. But watching the Tiananmen massacre on television prompts her to explore her Chinese ancestry and she begins to unlock the truth about what really happened to her almost twenty years before. Told in part through the voices of her ancestors, this is a moving portrait of a family tree struggling to branch through cultural, geographical and political divides.