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I am trying to get a feel for what it was like for lesbians in the 50s and 60s so I thought this book would help with some insight. I expected there to be prejudice for lesbians and that their lives would be very different from the one I live. What ended up shocking and offending me is how women were treated in general and what was expected of the them. Much of the first part of this book focuses on a women who is a stay at home wife and mother. She is so dominated by her husband that I wanted t...more
Lightish but still poignant story of a group of women in a wartime munitions factory in England. While their men are off at the front they build armaments and chat and make plans for the future. But not all the ladies share the longing for a husband...!
Isabel Miller was the pen name of Alma Routsong, an American novelist best known for her lesbian fiction. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1949 with a degree in art. Her first two novels (A Gradual Joy and Round Shape) were published under her own name, with the later works under the pen name Isabel Miller — a combination of an anagram of “Lesbia” and her mother’s maiden name.More about Isabel Miller...