Printz Honor-winning author K.L. Going weaves a magical tale about a girl grieving her mother, a town with a curse, and the gift of a mysterious apple seed. Eleven-year-old Evie reluctantly moves with her father because of the apple orchard, and to start a new life after her mother's death. Father doesn't care that the trees haven't borne fruit in decades, and he won't listen to rumors that the town is cursed. Soon Evie meets a boy who claims to be dead. And a few days later, she is given a gift of an apple seed and a message, "Give it to Eve, when she may come." Once planted, only Eve and the dead boy can see the tree that grows.