“Would you come back?” Yakov looked up from his book. A sea breeze ruffled his wife’s hair. Beyond her, in the sandy cove stretching from the old pier to the sailing shack, a white pelican rose, folded its wings and dove into the clear blue waters. The hawkers’ T-shirts had it right: it was another… [Read More]
When Jim Kempner escaped Cuba in 1961, he abandoned all hope of becoming a writer. He earned engineering degrees at Northeastern and MIT and even rose to become an executive: the Cuban refugee success story. But the writing itch returned. He has written two novels, not yet published, and is currently working on a middle grade coming of age adventure plus a memoir spanning the two years before and after Castro. He lives with his wife in Bucks County, PA -- their three children grown and gone -- and occasionally builds a piece of furniture.