Mildred and Edra are a compassionate, quiet lesbian couple, planted in 1895 Nevada. Having the financial means to be quite helpful to the community and individuals, they are also passionate about protecting their lifestyle from a community “run over” by a group of gossipy, prejudiced women. A powerful story with a message that touches hearts and makes us think — while, at the same time, an enjoyable story with texture, detail, historical references, and containing many levels. Wrapping historical events into the writing of this novel was brilliant! (And educational!) There were a number of prominent characters besides the two or three main ones, and all were well-developed, carrying depth, color and nuance.
My only negative comment is about the use of some modern terminology within the story. Phrases like “freaking out,” and others I can’t recall. Usually, I deduct a star for this kind of thing, but not for this one, as it was a wonderful and penetrating read on so many levels.
easy read fun Interesting story of human flaws,dreams hopes and triumph of good . bit of truth in telling of Oscar Wilde.
A good read for the beach, or a cozy little nook. Not particularly challenging, it’s in an easy, flowing style, and clearly expressed. The idea is interesting, and maybe a little controversial. It’s probably a good idea for homophobes to read, as it expresses different ideas and lifestyles, and choices in a gentle yet open voice. It’s probably for gays to read, as it helps in understanding homophobic vies. I always think it’s good to understand both sides of people’s issues if you want to change the world. This book could help do that, while being a good read