Patience and Sarah

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Fiction - 344 pages
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Set in the nineteenth century, Isabel Miller's classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a farmer, whose romantic bond does not 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 another. First self-published in 1969 in an edition of 1,000 copies, it garnered increasing attention to the point of receiving the American Library Association's first Gay Book Award. Patience & Sarah is a historical romance that was a touchstone for the burgeoning gay and women's activism of the late 1960s and early 1970; it celebrates the joys of an uninhibited love between two strong women with a confident defiance that remains relevant today. This edition features an appendix of supplementary materials, as well as an introduction by Emma Donoghue, whose numerous books include Stirfry, Hood, and Life Mask, which was shortlisted for a 2005 Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award.
 

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User Review  - TPauSilver - LibraryThing

Patience and Sarah is a classic lesbian love story about two women who fall in love despite society's pressure to get married. It's notable in that it has a happy ending, where they get what they want ... Read full review

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Set in New England in the early 19th century, Patience and Sarah depicts the arduous journey of two unlikely lovers as they struggle to break free from social conventions and their own doubts to find ... Read full review

Contents

Sarah
59
Chapter Two
67
Chapter Three
83
Chapter Four
96
Patience
119
Sarah
159
Chapter Two
179
Patience
204
Afterword
233
Front Cover Flap
281
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Isabel Miller (1924 1996) was born in Traverse City, Michigan, but lived in New York. She penned numerous novels, including two under her real name, Alma Routsong, and was best known for her lesbian fiction.

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