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On a crisp winter morning just before the start of deer season, Ethan and his three-year-old son Nate set off together to discover the beauties of the forest. As he parks the car, Ethan sports a pair of magnificent bucks, and, eager to take a closer look, leaves Nate asleep in the car seat, a brief, impulsive decision any parent might make. When he returns only a few minutes later, the door of the truck is open and Nate is nowhere to be seen. Ethan and other members of the community search for the missing three-year old, their fears rising as an unexpected blizzard blankets the woods. Imbued with extraordinary emotional power, Angel's Crest, explores the consequences of Ethan's act on his own life and on the people around him. Leslie Schwartz creates a rich cast of characters, a community of vibrant and unforgettable people whose reactions to the tragedy reflect the complexities of human emotions, and who are all moved by the need to somehow make sense of the inexplicable.