The Desert of the Heart

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Naiad Press, 1983 - Gays - 251 pages
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Classic lesbian novel. The basis for the movie Desert Hearts.

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It is a beautifully written, beautiful love story. - Goodreads
Jane Rule is a remarkable writer. - Goodreads
It's not a mushy love story. - Goodreads
I would have done a little less in my own writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bellish - Goodreads

A "lesbian classic" from 1964, I was expecting something a little more pulpy and less well written, so that was a nice suprise, but it was too dry in the end. It could have done with more plot and less abstract conversation and author soapboxing. Read full review

Review: Desert of the Heart (Novels #1)

User Review  - Sheela Word - Goodreads

Extremely well-written lesbian romance set in 1960's Reno. One protagonist is a buttoned-up middle-aged college professor ending a disastrous long-time marriage. The other is a talented and tormented ... Read full review


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