"The Smoke Jumper" centers on two best friends, Ed and Connor. Ed falls in love with Julia, a woman who works as a rehab counselor for troubled youth. She takes kids out hiking and asks them questions like "How does that make you feel?" One of the kids, Skye, is killed during a forest fire and during the same fire, Ed is injured and becomes handicapped. Julia marries him, even though she is secretly in love with Ed's best friend, Connor.
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We learn that Ed is sterile, so he and Julia ask Connor to be a sperm donor so that they can have a child. Julia eventually gives birth to a daughter, and heads off to war-torn Uganda so that she'll feel closer to the now-absent Connor since he once took a series of photographs there.
The review of this Book prepared by E. J. McDonald