Patience & Sarah (Other)
Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781483000169
Publication Date: April 1, 2015
Set in the nineteenth century, Isabel Miller's classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a cross-dressing farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. They choose to live together and love each other freely, though they know of no precedents for their relationship; they must trust their own instincts and see beyond the disdain of their neighbors. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions that depend on their courage and their commitment to one another.
"Patience and Sarah "is a historical romance whose drama was a touchstone for the burgeoning gay and women's activism of the late 1960s and early 70s. It celebrates the joys of an uninhibited love between two strong women with a confident defiance that remains relevant today.