SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read it you want to be surprised by the ending.
Grandma Weaver rated it
This story is set in the late 1800’s in a small town in Nevada. Mildred is the richest and certainly one of the nicest people in the town. She lives with her cousin and they are lovers. The story is heart breaking at times and some of the women in the town are a bunch of harpies that only want to gossip and malign anyone who is different than they are. The story is really about bigotry and intolerence. It describes the fear they have that someone will discover the truth. The story ends with one of the men in town figuring out they are lesbians and he helps them devise a plan so they can continue to love each other and live their life undisturbed by the people who would love to know the truth and could make their life a living hell. (less)