After witnessing a brutal attack in the subway, Bridget Briansi develops a heightened awareness of the pain of mankind. She examines her life and finds it shallow. She forces a trial separation from her husband, Tom, by taking their two children to her mother's summer home in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. There, she contemplates her marriage, the nature of God, and the role of man. Tom, an affable realtor but distant husband and father, belittles her feelings. He has given up on Jason, the stuttering seven-year-old, who does poorly in school, and as to Amy, the six-year-old, --she is just a girl. His life is thrown into turmoil when he receives a letter forbidding him to visit his wife and children in Pennsylvania. Summer of Awareness is about two people who had come to take each other for granted. It is about the beauty of nature and the joy of the ordinary. It is about the battle of good and evil and learning that we must choose sides. It is a story of love and reclaiming one's faith.