Jane Rule

It was announced today that Jane Rule, the Canadian author of classic lesbian novels such as Desert of the Heart, died last night. You can find novels and short stories by Jane Rule at Laidlaw Library, along with two collections of her essays, Lesbian Images and A Hot-Eyed Moderate.

Desert of the Heart (1964), which was her first novel, was made into the terrific movie Desert Hearts in 1985 (directed by Donna Deitch, and co-starring Canadian actress Helen Shaver). If you haven’t seen it, or want to revisit it, you can borrow the DVD from Media Commons (at Robarts Library).

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