Jane Rule was a successful Canadian author (well, really she was born in New Jersey but…), who won many accolades for her novels, essays and short story collections, which most often featured strong lesbian characters. Her first novel, Desert of the Heart is about two women who fall in love in Reno! And with its release Rule got a flood of letters from “unhappy, and even desperate” women. She later wrote, “I became, for the media, the only lesbian in Canada. A role I gradually and reluctantly accepted and used to educate people as I could.” I was fortunate enough to have her work recommended to me years ago and I easily talked the collective into picking up this autobiography finished shortly before her death in 2007. The book is described as “a beautiful piece of dryly ironic writing, deeply thought out and intellectually honest, almost to the point of pain.” Looks great.