The Desert of the Heart

Front Cover
World Publishing Company, 1964 - Canadian fiction - 254 pages
33 Reviews
"Against the harsh background of the Nevada desert and the life of the casino the drama of these two women's lives moves to the inevitable climax. The scandal spreads, the divorce which had seemed a routine matter, becomes suddenly in jeopardy. For Anne there is no question of choice. But for Evelyn? In this unusual first novel, Miss Rule does not shirk an issue which a few years ago would have scarcely even seen the light of day."--jacket blurb.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

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

Review: Desert of the Heart (Novels #1)

User Review  - Cris Ascunce - Goodreads

Touching, lovely and painfully honest In order to get a "quick" divorce, English professor, Evelyn Hall moves to Reno, Nevada for 6 weeks. There, between the gamblers, whores and drunks, she is ... Read full review

Review: Desert of the Heart (Novels #1)

User Review  - Jen Silver - Goodreads

I have just re-read this book again. Another oldie from my bookshelves - the version published by Silver Moon Books. I had forgotten how much of the book dealt with gambling - and also how much was changed in the movie. However it is a good read and very descriptive of the 50s era. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

7 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information