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Patience and Sarah

(Audible Studios)

Audible Studios announces some fantastic news for avid readers, car-driving listeners, and queer-loving folks everywhere: An audiobook of the coveted historical fiction novel and lesbian classic Patience and Sarah, by Isabel Miller, will be released this September. Miller's novel, which was originally called A Place for Us, was self-published into 1,000 copies and hand-sold on New York street corners in 1969. Two years later, it was taken up by a publisher and given the American Library Association's first Gay Book Award in 1971.

Interestingly enough, Miller wrote the novel based on the true story of two nineteenth century lovers, painter Mary Ann Willson and her partner, who lived in Greene County, New York. Women in the early 1800s had limited modes of public expression-regardless of their sexual orientation-so the novel certainly makes for an informative and enjoyable read of two women's beloved, sexy "promiscuity."

Patience and Sarah will be narrated by two-time Grammy Award winner and singer-songwriter Janis Ian, as well as three-time Emmy Award winner and film, television, and stage actress Jean Smart.

We recommend that you prepare early for this much-awaited audiobook debut: Plan a long road trip, pack headphones on your airplane travel, or simply anticipate curling up in bed, listening to Ian and Smart's soothing voices-you don't want to miss out this September, (


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Title Annotation:Patience and Sarah
Author:Santa Maria, Katy
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Date:Sep 1, 2015
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