TRAIN FROM THOMPSONVILLE
Toward the end of the Depression, the Ludaks struggle with jobs, ethnic hostility, and widespread class prejudice in their upstate New York factory hometown of Thompsonville. But life for their daughter Joanna proves wide and adventurous; jubilant, if sometimes terrifying. Her coming-of-age as a Polish Catholic, blue-collar, scrubbed but culturally hobbled youngster is a riveting ﬁ ctional odyssey of painful confrontations with both natal and dominant community values.
About D. C. Moses
Most recently, Dolores C. Moses spent a dozen years producing
and helping direct Investor Communications for a well-known
Los Angeles real estate investment firm. She comes to this position from
a sharply contrasting background of nearly two decades of high school
and college teaching of English and Creative Writing, twice heading
up Departments and on occasion publishing articles in educational
journals. Previous to her academic career, she managed an advertising
copy department at a Fairbanks, Alaska TV station. Graduate of
Antioch College in Ohio and recipient of an M.A. degree in Creative
Writing from the University of Iowa, Moses and her husband have
both enjoyed and endured living in a dozen states from coast to coast
across the nation.