The story is narrated by Ella Robina, one of the two main characters - Ella and John Robina. She and her husband have shared a wonderful life RVing and raising kids for more than 50 years. Now they're in their 80's, she has cancer, her husband has Alzheimer's. Their children are about to put them both in a nursing home and take away the keys to their RV. So Ella kidnaps her husband and they hit the road, Route 66 to be exact, for one last RV adventure before their children track them down and bring them home.
I interviewed Michael Zadoorian, the author, about a month ago. He told me he drew on a lot of his own history in writing this book - a parent with Alzheimer's, parents who are both independent and who both camped and RV'ed throughout their lives, and a sister whom he has a wonderful relationship with all provided fodder for his characters.