When the girls are old enough to plot their escape, they receive a mysterious letter from a W.C. who happens to be the last person to see their parents alive. The sisters encounter danger, new friends, and a crow they name Angel as they bike, bus, and train their way back to Wyoming to find W.C.. Along the way, Julie and Bridget meet a host of characters; an old man named Ernie, a migrant worker, and a Sioux Indian Tribe. These and others play a critical role in leading the girls to the knowledge they have longed for. Angel becomes just that-- a winged guardian that watches over the girls and leads them to W.C. and the person responsible for their parent's death.
Although this novel is intended for middle grade readers, it will warm the hearts of all ages. With Crow; The Tale of Two Sisters whisks readers on a journey as Karen Devaney explores the innate yearning for people of all generations to know their familial past. The travels of this tale end full circle and leaves readers with a startling conclusion.