Sticks and Stones
Alex Sundstrum . . . should not hold a position where she can influence or corrupt students. If this woman continues teaching and coaching, this matter will have to be taken to the press.
So reads the letter sent to the school where Alex and her lover, Sue Carruthers, teach.
Summoning all her courage, Alex ignores the hate-filled message. But Sue has a daughter, Cassie, and an ex-husband, Ted, who wants to regain custody of Cassie.
A lesbian friend, owner of Maple Leaf Stables, suddenly has her own trouble – a fire in the stables. Arson is suspected. Are the two events connected? Or is a troubled young student named Billy James involved? Or is there another explanation?
Ted, about to remarry, challenges Sue for custody, insisting that she must give up her relationship with Alex to keep Cassie.
Hard questions. Requiring hard answers, hard decisions. The hard decisions so common to the lives of many lesbian and gay people.