Waiting for a Shooting Star is the story of Peter “Pete” Stuart and Amanda Husky. They are two young adults who, for several years, met at Rock Lake near a small town in southeastern Wyoming to fish. Both these individuals are flawed in their own way. Pete, a well-educated man, frequently regales Amanda with literature, philosophy, and observations of life. Amanda, for her part, loves to fish, is herself very intelligent, and delightfully squeals when she catches a fish. Yet when Pete must come to terms with illness and Amanda must come to terms with her allergies and her temptations, they find that, together, their spirits combine to form two wholes.