July/August 2005


PROLOGUE   The words were like white-hot knives plunging into Tom’s skin. His mahogany eyes were flaring at his parents’ shouts. “You’re banned from GameCube!” “You’re grounded!” “No allowance!” All Tom wanted was to run far, far away from here. His two little sisters, Hannah and Beth, huddled in a corner, wide-eyed with fear. Tom […]

A Story to Tell

Imagine being lost in the New York City train station with people you don’t know. Imagine a four-year-old kid in the middle of the stairway, scared and confused. Imagine a crowd all around you, and there’s nowhere to go. Who was that four-year-old kid that got lost in the train station? I was that four-year-old, […]

Beyond the Dance

Beyond the Dance, by Chan Hon Goh; Tundra Books: New York, 2002; $15.95 When I first saw the cover of Beyond the Dance, I thought it might be a book that was just about dance technique. But, as the saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. As I started reading, I found […]