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This is how it begins : a novel / Joan Dempsey.

Dempsey, Joan, (author.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION DEMP (Text) 39391006849291 Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC DEM (Text) 37323005324796 NEW-BKS Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main ON-ORDER 1/FIC (Text) NCSTL9781631523083 On Order On order -
Princeton PL - Princeton Fic Dempsey (Text) 30890000662476 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library F DEM (Text) 78731000501913 New Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC DEMPSEY, JOAN (Text) 33946003251274 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/19/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631523083
  • ISBN: 1631523082
  • Physical Description: 399 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes a Reader's Guide.
Summary, etc.: "In 2009, eighty-five-year-old art professor Ludka Zeilonka gets drawn into a political firestorm when her grandson Tommy is among a group of gay Massachusetts teachers fired for allegedly silencing Christian kids in high school classrooms. The ensuing battle to reinstate the teachers raises the specter of Ludka's World War II past--a past she's spent a lifetime trying to forget ... As Ludka's influential family defends Tommy under increasingly vicious conditions, a stranger with connections to her past shows up and threatens to expose her for illegally hoarding a valuable painting presumed stolen by the Nazis. Only one other person knew about the painting--a man Ludka's been trying to find for sixty years"--Amazon.com.
Subject: Gay teachers > Dismissal of > Fiction.
Art teachers > Fiction.
Painting > Fiction.
Art thefts > Germany > History > 20th century > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Confiscations and contributions > Germany > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Destruction and pillage > Fiction.
Art treasures in war > Europe > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Fiction.

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