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aka Sarah Aldridge
[1911 - 2006]
April 19, 2006
Writing as Sara Aldridge
The Latecomer 1974,
2009), Fay Jacobs, ed.
This is the 35th Anniversary edition of the first book
ever published by Naiad Press. This book was released in 1974 - and was one
of, if not the first lesbian novel to have a happy ending and promise of a
viable future for the two protagonists. In this edition, there are comments
from contemporaries of author Sarah Aldridge (Anyda Marchant) like
Ann Bannon, Cris Williamson, Holly Near,
Katherine Forrest, and more,
plus later novelists and activists weighing in on the history of lesbian
publishing and a glimpse of what these first, hopeful books meant to these
readers and writers. They include Ellen Hart,
Radclyffe, and many more. This book also
includes photographs of the author from that time period and a call to writers
and readers to contribute to the lesbian/feminist publishing legacy.
The Latecomer tells of Philippa, returning by ship from Europe, who
finds her life unexpectedly changed by the woman who shares her cabin -an
entertainer whose career contrasts vividly with Philippa's own existence. From
Washington DC and its political intrigue to New York City, the women keep
encountering one another until they recognize what their love means to them
and their future.
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A staid traditional college is pulled into the
maelstrom of contemporary social issues when Professor Joan Etheridge is drawn
into the world of the elusive Alice. Joan's empathy for the lost and troubled
Alice, surprising even to herself, let alone her associates leads her on an
unexpected life changing journey.
O, Mistress Mine (2003)
Questions of love, loyalty, civil rights and
reproductive freedom all come together in this, the last of the
classic Sarah Aldridge novels.
Nina In The Wilderness (1997)
Nina, age 17, is the sole survivor of a plane crash in
the Amazon that kills both her parents. Annie, a successful businesswoman and
daughter of two famous people in the arts world struggles with what Nina comes
to mean to her.
Meanwhile, both women are caught in a situation that
threatens to tarnish Annie's father's reputation as the premier poet
of his generation.
Sarah Aldridge's 10th classic novel, Michaela tells of
Julia and Laura who are summering in Paris, temporarily released from the
burden of the deep secrecy of their love for each other.
They discover a shy 14-year old named Michaela with an
extraordinary gift for ballet. Laura and Julia plead with Michaela's
mother to permit them to take the girl to New York, where a limitless
future dawns for Michaela but the dark past envelops Laura.
Family pressures explode into a controversy with
accusations and anger that threaten Michaela's career and all
A Flight of Angels (1992)
Set in Washington DC's National Gallery of Art in the
1950s McCarthy Era, Clemence learns about herself and, through Elissa, learns
whit it means to be gay in this repressive atmosphere - part history, part
social comment and against all odds, romance.
Keep to Me Stranger (1989)
Helena sets out to succeed in the business world of
1880s New York City. She finds herself and her true love Billie in the heart
of a Jewish merchant dynasty. Part historical novel and part lesbian romance,
this book tells of a forbidden relationship in a dangerous time and unique
When the police bring Mary Brown, an old street woman
dressed in rags before judge Alsia Caneron, she sits silent and unresponsive
to the questions put before her. Alisa, deeply perturbed by this enlists the
aid of Camilla, a social worker. Together, they help reveal Mary Brown's past
as an accomplished opera singer. Could she be the mysterious opera star
Magdalena who disappeared three years before after the death of her lifelong
Set in London and Baltimore just before World War II,
Althea, crippled by childhood polio, finds love and companionship with Fern.
Mrs. Henshaw, ever the friend of the unfortunate,
helps the pair and learns, through them, that she must correct a
mistake from her own past. A heartwarming combination of historical
fiction and lesbian romance.
A Civil War nurse and teacher, Hannah uses her special
powers to create a comfortable home for her lifelong companion Elizabeth - a
scholar who suffered the indignities heaped on women in academia in the latter
part of the 19th Century. Part historical novel and part lesbian romance, this
book tells of what we can only hope strong women like these had the freedom to
The Nesting Place (1982)
Sabina, a physician, learns to overcome personal havoc
wrought by early tragedies, through the love of two very different women. Part
historical novel and part lesbian romance, this book weaves a tale with
haunting words and rich historical detail.
All True Lovers (1978)
In 1930s Washington, DC, teenagers Andrea and Isabel
meet and find that their love for each other helps them discover their true
identity - and assists in their growth and maturity. Part historical novel
amid fascinating political times, and part lesbian romance, this story is rich
in detail and emotion.
Emma, struggling to establish herself as a physician in
turn of the 20th Century Baltimore, wins the love and support of Margaret, a
Cytherea's Breath (1976)
Part historical novel and part lesbian romance, this
story speaks to the historic struggle of strong women to carve a place
in the professional world.
Amid the turmoil of the '60s, Connie, a young lawyer,
encounters the invisible obstacles that stand in the way of women in her
profession. Engaged to be married, things change dramatically when she meets
Tottie, a runaway from a Conservative family who joins the rebellious
Tottie: A Tale of the Sixties (1975)
Part history of the 60s and part lesbian romance, this
tale takes on social issues, civil rights and love among the fury.
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