Format:
Book
Author:
Dempsey, Joan, author.
Title:
This is how it begins : a novel / Joan Dempsey.
Publisher, Date:
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2017.
Description:
399 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"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.
Subjects:
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.
Notes:
Includes readers guide.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-399).
LCCN:
2017939857
ISBN:
978-1-63152-308-3
Other Number:
972385824
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
320629
Call Number:
F/DEMPS/2017
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1