By Doug Lambeth
Published: May 25, 2010.
Itchy Donner is a rashy eleven-year-old growing up fatherless in a dying backwoods Idaho timber town. He's obsessed with the past, since Itchy’s the great-great-great grandson of Tamsen Donner, the famous matriarch of the Donner Party. When Red Donner, his blustery vagabond logger father, reappears in his life, Itchy will be pulled into a past he dreams of and a present he can't understand.