Desert of the Heart: A Novel
Set in the late 1950s, this is the story of Evelyn Hall, an English Professor, who goes to Reno to obtain a divorce and put an end to her disastrous 16-year marriage. While staying at a boarding house to establish her six-week residency requirement she meets Ann Childs, a casino worker and fifteen years her junior. Physically, they are remarkably alike and eventually have an affair and begin the struggle to figure out just how a relationship between two women can last. Desert of the Heart examines the conflict between convention and freedom and the ways in which the characters try to resolve the conflict.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - banjo123 - LibraryThing
I had read this book years and years ago, and quite liked it then. I was rather afraid to re-read, because often lesbian fiction that I liked in the old days doesn't hold up. I think that back then I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - trixtah - LibraryThing
I saw the movie first, in 1986, and love it, but the book is even better. The movie changes a few of the facts (including names, unnecessarily), and indulges itself in some truly tacky dialogue and ... Read full review