|Anna’s Country: A Lesbian|
|Elizabeth Lang||the Naiad Press||1981|
Arriving in a small town in Upper New York State with her husband and children, Anna Johnson is befriended by her neighbor, nursery owner Hope Alford. When Anna is brutalized by her husband it is to Hope that she flees for shelter, tries to heal herself within Hope’s protection.
The women leave on a camping trip, and during a storm-ravaged night, Anna discovers Hope’s arms – and the storm in herself. Fearful of the future but aided by her vision of the independent women around her, Anna begins to find the strength she needs to fight for her children – and, most of all, for herself.
Here is a major novel of lesbian life. Anna’s journey from suburban housewife to living lesbian woman is one of the true and important stories of our time.Sidney Abbott, Co-author Sappho Was a Right-On Woman
Anna’s Country is a tender, clear-eyed, hopeful book about women’s love and women’s passion. It reminds us as well of the rewards of courage and personal growth, and of the penalties of fear, and psychological rigidity.Kate Stimpson, Author of Class Notes