Isabel Miller

Isabel Miller


Born
in Traverse City, Michigan, The United States
November 26, 1924

Died
October 04, 1996

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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.

In 1969, Isabel Miller published her best known book, A Place for Us, printed in an edition of 1,000 copies paid for and sold by the author. With this title, based on a true story of a 19th-century couple from New York state, Miller began her career as lesbian novelist. In 1971, the novel won the first annual Gay Book Award of the American Library Assoc
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Patience & Sarah

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3.91 avg rating — 3,843 ratings — published 1969 — 32 editions
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Side by Side

3.67 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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The Love of Good Women

3.25 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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A Dooryard Full of Flowers

3.15 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Laurel

3.38 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Hunting Crabs and Other Poems

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Dominación Erótica 49

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“And I felt, I think for the first time, a rage against men. Not because they could say, "I'm going," and go. Not because they could go to college and become lawyers or preachers while women could only be drudge or ornament but nothing between. Not because they could be parents at no cost to their bodies. But because when they love a woman they may be with her, and all society will protect their possession of her.”
Isabel Miller, Patience & Sarah

“When the Indians saw us whipping our children, they thought at first that we must hate our children, but then they thought, no, no one can hate his child. They decided it must be a religious rite, to make the child hate this world and long for the next. We're a strange vicious people.”
Isabel Miller, Patience & Sarah

“I began to wonder if what makes men walk so lordlike and speak so masterfully is having the love of women. If that was it, Sarah and I would make lords of each other.”
Isabel Miller, Patience & Sarah

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