Classic lesbian love story between an educated painter and a cross-dressing farmer. A lesbian historical romance that was a literary touchstone for early 70s gay liberation. Set in the 19th century, Isabel Miller's classic lesbian vel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a cross-dressing farmer, whose romantic bond does t sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions that depend on their courage and their commitment to one ather. This edition features an appendix of supplementary materials as well as an introduction by Emma Doghue, whose numerous books include Stirfry , Hood and Life Mask , which was shortlisted for a 2005 Lambda Literary Award.
Isabel Miller was the author of numerous novels, including two under her real name, Alma Routsong. Her novels include Side by Side, The Love of Good Women and Laurel.