This novella traces the doysseys of mother-daughter skating prodigies, along the rigorous, physically demanding, often political, and sometimes dangerous path to the Olympic podium. The lessons the Japanese and the Americans learn about life, love, survivial, and the importance of family and friends as well as athletic competition provide a memorable and uplifting story for all ages.
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