Author(s): Isabel Miller
Set in the 19th century, this 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. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions.
Isabel Miller was the author of numerous novels, including two under her real name, Alma Routsong. Her novels include Side by Side, The Love of Good Women and Laurel.