from today’s front page

April 26, 2009

Angel Franco/New York Times
Angel Franco/New York Times

I’m feeling relevant today. As some of you might remember, I got in big trouble for a major plotline in Fireside–the one about a Latino boy whose mother’s immigration status is uncertain. Regardless of my Amazon one-star-bomber’s opinion, such situations do exist in this country. For some, it’s a prison. A limbo. This installment in the New York Times’s series talks about families of mixed status.

It’s bound to infuriate some readers, frustrate others and sadden most of us. The storyline worked out in my novel. In real life, it’s more of a mess.

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  • What can one say? Thank you for bringing a subject I had no idea about. When children are involved – I cannot harden my heart. And that voice crabbing about the storyline .. she just ticked me off. There are always 2 sides to every story. And an open heart cannot hurt. Somewhere all things are bright and beautiful. Okay, being quiet now.

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