This Is How It Begins

A Novel


Author: Joan Dempsey

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631523090

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 1247

One of “5 more over 50” writers to watch—Poets & Writers magazine 2018 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST 2018 MAY SARTON WOMEN’S BOOK AWARD FINALIST WINNER, 2017 POETS & WRITERS MAUREEN EGEN WRITERS EXCHANGE AWARD “Beautifully written ... an ambitious and moving debut novel.” —LILY KING, award-winning national bestseller of Euphoria 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 discriminating against 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. The firings are the brainchild of Warren Meck, a deeply religious local radio host and father of three who is hoping to pass a religious freedom bill in Massachusetts. Meck favors achieving his goals through careful planning and legislation, and is disturbed when violence erupts. His concern quickly turns to alarm when he realizes those within his inner circle might be inciting the violence. As Ludka's esteemed political family defends Tommy under increasingly vicious conditions, a stranger with connections to Ludka's 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 she's been trying to find for sixty years. Compulsively readable, This Is How It Begins is a timely novel about free speech, religious freedom, the importance of empathy and the bitter consequences of long-buried secrets.

This Is How It Starts

A Novel


Author: Grant Ginder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416599944

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4079

Meet Taylor Mark: a recent college graduate who has moved to Washington, D.C., to work for John Grayson, the less-than-brilliant congressman from his home district in southern California. Inadequately prepared for life among D.C.'s movers and shakers, Taylor quickly learns that Washington is a city where deals are made behind closed doors. And there's no one better to teach him -- and Grayson -- that lesson than Chase Latham, Taylor's former college roommate and the son of a powerful lobbyist. To Chase, the Beltway's bars, restaurants, town houses, and government offices are one big, debauched playground -- a land of milk and honey where secrets are currency, the sex is bipartisan, and rules and boundaries are obsolete. It's a place where, as the stakes are raised, the line between right and wrong becomes blurred and friends' loyalties are nothing more than fragments of the past. This Is How It Starts is an incisively written debut novel about how far one postcollegiate idealist will go to be an insider in a town that is unyielding in what it will take from a person in exchange for granting him a margin of knowledge and power.

This Is How It Ends


Author: Kathleen MacMahon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132198

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1181

This is when it begins Autumn, 2008. This is where it begins The coast of Dublin. This is why it begins Bruno, an American, has come to Ireland to search for his roots. Addie, an out-of-work architect, is recovering from heartbreak while taking care of her infirm father. When their worlds collide, they experience a connection unlike any they've previously felt, but soon their newfound love will be tested in ways they never imagined possible. This is how it ends . . .

And It Begins Like This


Author: Latanya McQueen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781625577030

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 175

View: 2151

Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. "This collection of essays reveals an impressive new voice, both poignant and observant. McQueen suggests loneliness is also the accomplishment of understanding how far away you can move from other people's expectations. Her clarity rings brightly throughout these works of self-discovery and cultural re-connection."--Wendy Walters "LaTanya McQueen writes with fierce eloquence about the legacies of family and America's racial history. Balancing intimate investigation with intricate research, she traces the ways the past is bloodline to the present. Gripping, urgent, at times even shocking, this is a deeply important book, one I will be thinking about for a long time. McQueen is a writer--and a mind--to watch."--Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich "LaTanya McQueen's essays offer a bold examination of the weight history, both personal and societal, places on our present moment. AND IT BEGINS LIKE THIS is a book brave enough to challenge our accepted notions of the past to put black women in their rightful place, in the forefront of the ongoing struggle for dignity and equality. It's a book that is both moving and absolutely necessary."--Rion Scott

And So It Begins: A Daily Guide To Finding Lifelong Peace And Happiness


Author: N.A

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1848506333

Category: Happiness

Page: N.A

View: 540

This book helps us to shape our destiny and swim with life's currents instead of battling continuosly against them. It will take you on a journy of reflection and self-rediscovery, from the past to the present moment - to the now where your reality is created. Dipping into this inspirational book that is so much more than a book, you will feel yourself interacting with Spirit as they guide you through all aspects of your busy life.


Worlds Gone Awry: Doom's Falling Part One


Author: Wolfe Drakelius Ravensgate

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477288917

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9811

It Begins is the start of a tale of the final war for the universe. Good and Evil begin to face off as key players for each side prepare. Meet some of the key individuals whose every action will determine the final outcome. Come to know the inner workings of great warriors, their fears and doubts and triumphs. Watch as heros are made from those who struggle with life. Love sought and rejected, epic battles, adventure, tragedy and comedy all play their parts. Welcome to the universe of World's Gone Awry.

The Franklin Conspiracy

Cover-up, Betrayal, and the Astonishing Secret Behind the Lost Arctic Expedition


Author: Jeffrey Blair Latta

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 0888822340

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4520

In 1845, two British Royal Navy ships entered the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. Neither ship returned.

The Franklin Conspiracy

An Astonishing Solution to the Lost Arctic Expedition


Author: Jeffrey Blair Latta

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770700307

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 3177

The Franklin Conspiracy is an absorbing account of the single most enigmatic event in Canadian history. In 1845, two British Royal Navy ships, the Erebus and the Terror, commanded by Sir John Franklin, entered the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. Neither ship returned. A fifteen-year search uncovered evidence of unparalleled disaster, but to this day no one knows exactly how the 129 men of the Franklin Expedition met their deaths. Although the expedition did not run out of food, there is clear evidence of cannibalism. The ships carried two hundred message cylinders with them, yet failed to leave records. Stranger still, an earlier explorer, Thomas Simpson, was reputedly murdered for the "secret of the Northwest Passage." What was this "secret"? The Franklin Conspiracy is an exhaustively researched, compellingly reasoned answer to that question. The result is a shocking saga of conspiracy, cover-up, and unbelievable secrets.

Talent Management..It begins with You


Author: Ann Sathasivam

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1624888437

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 24

View: 1292

Managing your talent and your career is more important than what job you currently do, or even how much you earn. Managing your talent and career means to be fearlessly passionate about achieving your career goals, and unlocking your potential to realise your dreams.