Ten humorous and haunting stories of small town life in a community too small to have a town. The Key Peninsula floats quietly through time in Puget Sound but exists more like an island in the hearts of her residents. Descendants of the First People and pioneers mingle with newcomers washed ashore from distant cities, all facing challenges no one imagined. Young homeowners grapple with the depredations of heartsick woodpeckers. Anarchist loggers nail indignant poems to roadside trees. Salmon swim across highways to reach their home waters. Shamanic gardeners work to heal a damaged world one lawn at a time.