Desert of the Heart


By Jane Rule

Evelyn Hall arrives in Reno wanting only to be left alone while she waits six weeks for a painful divorce from her husband. Once there she meets Ann Child - 15 years her junior, who is both a free spirit and a lesbian.

Soon Ann refuses to let the controlled but vulnerable Evelyn ignore the powerful emotions that begin to unleash inside her...

Written in 1964 and immortalized for a whole new generation by the 1985 film Desert Hearts, Jane Rule's classic Desert of the Heart is arguably her finest novel. Joyce Carol Oates called it intelligent and utterly believable.

Told with all the wit and skill of this fine novelist, the book stands as a classic of lesbian literature.

***NOTE: Vancouver's Pacific Cinematheque will be holding a series of screenings of a restored version of the 1985 film adaptation of Desert of the Heart in mid-July 2017!! Click here for more info!

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Talonbooks; Seventh printing (1991)
ISBN-13: 9780889223011
Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.4 x 21.7 cm

***Watch a trailer for Desert Hearts (1985) the film adaptation of Desert of the Heart...