A Fish in the Moonlight: GrowingUp in the Bone Marrow Unit

A Fish in the Moonlight: Growing Up in the Bone Marrow Unit, my first book of non-fiction stories, published by Purdue University Press (June, 2008), is available at Amazon.com or from the Press:

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[from the Purdue Press publicity]

New Book Showcases the Art of Story Telling at Its Finest

West, Lafayette, Ind—A Fish in the Moonlight by Sidney R. Homan is a touching collection of true stories that the author narrated to pediatric patients while volunteering on the Bone Marrow Unit of a teaching hospital.  From tales of middle school pranks and bullies to the case of the smelly banana, Homan takes his audience on a journey back in time to his comical and bitter-sweet childhood: growing up Philadelphia during the 1940s and 50s.

As an Artist in Residence at the University of Florida’s Shands Teaching Hospital, Homan put his experience as a theater actor to good use by performing for children coping with the challenge of disease. In A Fish in the Moonlight, Homan tells how the children become story tellers themselves, using his tales as medicine for their unreal world.

A Fish in the Moonlight is actually two books in one: a whimsical adventure through Homan’s childhood and a heartwarming account of the friendships he forges with his young audience on the Bone Marrow Unit. In A Fish in the Moonlight, Homan touchingly shows that the experiences he gained and the invaluable lessons he learned from the children far surpass any story he could possibly tell.

A Fish in the Moonlight: Growing Up in the Bone Marrow Unit
ISBN: 978-1-55753-486-6
168 pages
5 ¼ × 7 ¼