9781551521916

Patience & Sarah (Little Sister's Classics)

Miller, Isabel

ISBN 10: 1551521911 / 1-55152-191-1
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

“A remarkable story.”—Publishers Weekly

Set in the nineteenth century, Isabel Miller’s classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a cross-dressing farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. They choose to live together and love each other freely, even though they know of no precedents for their relationship; they must trust their own instincts and see beyond the disdain of their neighbors. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions that depend on their courage and their commitment to one another.

First self-published in 1969 in an edition of one thousand copies, the author hand-sold the book on New York street corners; it garnered increasing attention to the point of receiving the American Library Association’s first Gay Book Award in 1971. McGraw-Hill’s version of the book a year later brought it to mainstream bookstores across the country.

Patience & Sarah is a historical romance whose drama was a touchstone for the burgeoning gay and women’s activism of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It celebrates the joys of an uninhibited love between two strong women with a confident defiance that remains relevant today.

This edition features an appendix of supplementary materials about Patience & Sarah and the author, as well as an introduction by Emma Donoghue, the Irish novelist whose numerous books include the contemporary Dublin novels Stirfry and Hood, the latter of which won the ALA’s Gay and Lesbian Book Award in 1995.

Little Sister’s Classics is an Arsenal Pulp Press imprint dedicated to reviving lost and out-of-print gay and lesbian classic books, both fiction and nonfiction. The series is produced in conjunction with Little Sister’s Books, the heroic gay Vancouver bookstore well-known for its anti-censorship efforts.

Isabel Miller was the author of numerous novels, including two under her real name, Alma Routsong. She died in 1996.


Review:
Nearly thirty years ago, when Patience and Sarah first came into the world, it was a very rare book, indeed -- the story of the love between two women, not only issued by a mainstream publisher but with a happy ending, yet! Isabel Miller based her novel on what little is known of the folk painter Mary Ann Willson and her companion, Miss Brundidge, who lived and farmed together for many years in New York State's Greene County in the early part of the nineteenth century. It's a tender tale that unfolds gently as the two women recognize and marvel at the love that has unfolded in their lives. Times have changed, and similar stories are routinely published today by houses large and small. But every once in a while, I come across my original, very battered, copy of the very first Fawcett Crest edition on my shelf. And, incurable romantic that I am, I remember what it was like to read Patience and Sarah for the first time -- and to dream. I'm pleased to know that this lovely tale is still in print, all these years later, for an entirely new generation of young lesbians to discover.

From the Publisher

Review:
In the early nineteenth century, in a puritanical New England town, two women fall in love. With no one to guide or support them, Patience and Sarah try to follow their hearts. Defying society and history, they buy a farm and discover they can live together, away from the world that had sought to limit them and their love . . .

From the Inside Flap

 

Patience & Sarah (Little Sister's Classics): Search Results

1.
Patience & Sarah (Little Sister's Classics) Format: Paperback (ISBN: 1551521911 / 1-55152-191-1)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1551521911

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.39
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
2.
Patience and Sarah (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9781551521916

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.34
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
Patience and Sarah (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: ARSENAL PULP PRESS, Canada, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 196 x 131 mm. Brand New Book. Winner of the 1969 American Library Assoc. s first Gay Book Award One of the Best 100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels of All Time (Publishing Triangle) Set in the nineteenth century, Isabel Miller s classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions that depend on their courage and their commitment to one another. First self-published in 1969 in an edition of 1,000 copies, it garnered increasing attention to the point of receiving the American Library Association s first Gay Book Award. Patience Sarah is a historical romance that was a touchstone for the burgeoning gay and women s activism of the late 1960s and early 1970s; it celebrates the joys of an uninhibited love between two strong women with a confident defiance that remains relevant today. This edition features an appendix of supplementary materials, as well as an introduction by Emma Donoghue, whose numerous books include Stirfry, Hood, and Life Mask, which was shortlisted for a 2005 Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award. Her 2010 novel Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Little Sister s Classic edition now in its second printing!. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781551521916

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
4.
Patience and Sarah (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: ARSENAL PULP PRESS, Canada, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 196 x 131 mm. Brand New Book. Winner of the 1969 American Library Assoc. s first Gay Book Award One of the Best 100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels of All Time (Publishing Triangle) Set in the nineteenth century, Isabel Miller s classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions that depend on their courage and their commitment to one another. First self-published in 1969 in an edition of 1,000 copies, it garnered increasing attention to the point of receiving the American Library Association s first Gay Book Award. Patience Sarah is a historical romance that was a touchstone for the burgeoning gay and women s activism of the late 1960s and early 1970s; it celebrates the joys of an uninhibited love between two strong women with a confident defiance that remains relevant today. This edition features an appendix of supplementary materials, as well as an introduction by Emma Donoghue, whose numerous books include Stirfry, Hood, and Life Mask, which was shortlisted for a 2005 Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award. Her 2010 novel Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Little Sister s Classic edition now in its second printing!. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781551521916

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.16
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
5.
Patience and Sarah (New edition) (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: THE SAINT BOOKSTORE (Southport, MSY, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Arsenal Pulp Press. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Patience and Sarah (New edition), Isabel Miller. Bookseller Inventory # B9781551521916

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.52
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
6.
Patience and Sarah (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: English-Book-Service - A Fine Choice (Waldshut-Tiengen, BW, Germany)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: 2006. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TB9781551521916

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.44
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.70
From Germany to U.S.A.
7.
Patience Sarah (Little Sisters Classics) (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 4

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. A remarkable story. Publishers WeeklySet in the nineteenth century, Isabel Millers classic lesbian novel traces the relationship between Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a cross-dressing farmer, whose romantic bond does not sit well with the puritanical New England farming community in which they live. They choose to live together and love each other freely, even though they know of no precedents for their relationship; they must trust their own instincts and see beyond the disdain of their neighbors. Ultimately, they are forced to make life-changing decisions that depend on their courage and their commitment to one another. First self-published in 1969 in an edition of one thousand copies, the author hand-sold the book on New York street corners; it garnered increasing attention to the point of receiving the American Library Associations first Gay Book Award in 1971. McGraw-Hills version of the book a year later brought it to mainstream bookstores across the country. Patience and Sarah is a historical romance whose drama was a touchstone for the burgeoning gay and womens activism of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It celebrates the joys of an uninhibited love between two strong women with a confident defiance that remains relevant today. This edition features an appendix of supplementary materials about Patience and Sarah and the author, as well as an introduction by Emma Donoghue, the Irish novelist whose numerous books include the contemporary Dublin novels Stirfry and Hood, the latter of which won the ALAs Gay and Lesbian Book Award in 1995. Little Sisters Classics is an Arsenal Pulp Press imprint dedicated to reviving lost and out-of-print gay and lesbian classic books, both fiction and nonfiction. The series is produced in conjunction with Little Sisters Books, the heroic gay Vancouver bookstore well-known for its anti-censorship efforts. Isabel Miller was the author of numerous novels, including two under her real name, Alma Routsong. She died in 1996. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9781551521916

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
8.
Patience & Sarah (Little Sister's Classics) (ISBN: 1551521911 / 1-55152-191-1)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Arsenal Pulp Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1551521911

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 19.84
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.
Patience & Sarah (ISBN: 1551521911 / 1-55152-191-1)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 240 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1551521911

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.87
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
10.
Patience & Sarah (ISBN: 9781551521916)
Miller, Isabel
ISBN 10: 1551521911
ISBN 13: 9781551521916
Bookseller: Media Mall (Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 13.97 x 20.96 cm. Follows the relationship between between painter Patience White and New England farmer Sarah Dowling as they face the disapproval of their nineteenth-century farming community.Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-20152814

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 22.20
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book