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A Dooryard Full of Flowers

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A short-story collection from the author of one of the most cherished lesbian novels of all time, this contains the continuation of Isabel Miller's classic Patience and Sarah.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Naiad Press
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Sally
Aug 19, 2010 rated it liked it
One of Beth's books which I saw today after I'd finished my previous book and thought, well that looks short enough to be a quick read. And luckily I was right!

1. A Dooryard Full of Flowers - made me really want to read Patience and Sarah! I loved the narration of the first half especially, the simple country chap who describes the ladies so vividly and fondly, without quite understanding who they are. It's comfortable and cosy to read.
2. Hope Deferred - the one in the navy, short and interesti
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Rainbowgardener
Nov 20, 2010 rated it liked it
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I'm on a re-reading binge right now. Don't read this unless you read Patience & Sarah first (see my review of that). A couple of the short pieces in this are further adventures of P&S, which is wonderful. Otherwise these are just snippets, pieces from a writer's notebook and sadder than P&S. Mostly about the pains of lesbians who fall in love with straight women and from "back in the day" when everyone was closeted. Still a good writer, though not very prolific.
Becko
Feb 17, 2011 rated it liked it
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good series of short stories
especially the follow up to Patience and Sarah
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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.

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