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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Review: Desert of the Heart (Novels #1)User Review - Goodreads
Not the most well written book but it does offer an important look y the pressures lesbians faced in the 70s/80s in this country. The prose wants to parallel religion, gambling, and marriage but could have dug deeper. Still interesting as a historical account. Read full review
Review: Desert of the HeartUser Review - Lily Mason - Goodreads
Brief summary: English Professor Evelyn Hall comes to Reno for six weeks to establish residency in order to obtain a "quickie divorce." While staying at a local bed and breakfast, she falls in love ... Read full review