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Category Archives: Jane Rule
So, I recently did a bit of googling (asking Lord Google, as my friend would say) to find out what is usually included on lists of must-read “lesbian” books, or lists of “lesbian” classics. I’m putting lesbian in scare quotes … Continue reading
Not only can (and should) you judge a book by its cover, but the first line is always a pretty good indicator of whether you’re going to like a book or not. The best kinds of first sentences can epitomize tone, … Continue reading
It’s easy to forget when you’re reading Desert of the Heart, by American-turned-Canadian author Jane Rule, that it was actually published in 1964. But it is essential to remember, because it’s astonishing, really, that this kind of lesbian novel was … Continue reading
Jane Rule’s 1987 Memory Board was recommended to me as the novel I should start with when approaching this Canadian lesbian writing legend who passed away in 2007. I followed the advice of the professors who gave me a quick … Continue reading