Jane Rule was an acute observer of social and emotional relationships, homosexual and heterosexual, and wrote about them with refreshing candour. Her novels included Desert of the Heart (1964), This Is Not for You (1970), The Young in One Another's Arms (1977) and Contract with the World (1980), Memory Board (1987) and After the Fire (1989).
Jane Rule also published short stories (Themes for Diverse Instruments, 1975; Outlander, 1981, Inland Passage and Other Stories, 1985), essays (A Hot-Eyed Moderate, 1984) and a study of lesbian writers, Lesbian Images (1975). Rule gave up novel and story writing in the early 1990s in favour of participation in local and national literary events and gay rights causes such as the Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium's case against Canada Customs.
Author JEAN WILSON
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...