The Desert of the Heart

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World Publishing Company, 1964 - Canadian fiction - 254 pages
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"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.

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User Review  - Virgowriter (Brad Windhauser) - 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

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User 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


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