In a small college town in Pennsylvania the lives of a bigamist's wife, a Polish orphan an ex-priest and his wife -- a former nun -- and a mute teenage runaway intersect. The Season of Lost Children explores the question of what constitutes family and finds that the answer is often closer than we think, if only we look with and within our hearts. Although The Season of Lost Children can be enjoyed on its own, it is the second volume in The Fenston Trilogy, which began with A Trick of Light. The series traces fifty years of the interwoven lives and friendship of three women in a bucolic Pennsylvania college town. The Season of Lost Children focuses on the life of the eccentric former nun, Eleanor Roderi.