This Is How It Begins

A Novel

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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...

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New England native Joan Dempsey received an MFA and teaching certificate in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Her writing has been published in The Adirondack Review, Alligator...

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“ In a time when religious liberty is on trial, [this is] an extraordinarily pertinent novel dripping in suspense and powerful scenes of political discourse … a must-read ....”—FOREWORD REVIEWS...

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