Whisper of love

Whisper of Love front cover. The cover has a bluish-green background with a smaller rectangle to the bottom right, which contains an image of two women—a blonde with long hair and a brunette with short hair. The blonde is in the foreground and only her head and part of her left arm are visible. She is wearing a purple blouse with a round neckline and pleated, short sleeves. Her body is at a three-quarter angle facing left of the reader, and her head is turned to her left and down, as well as her eyes. Her left arm is bent and part of her hand is visible, lifted to her neck, which carries a necklace. The brunette is behind her, to the right of the reader, and is wearing a white blouse with buttons and a collar, and black pants or skirt with a black belt with a brass, square buckle. Her head is bowed and turned to her left, eyes looking down. Her left hand is on the blonde's left shoulder. The scene is lit from the top-right, in diffused light.
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Whisper of love

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Desperate Asylum

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A marriage of convenience between Avery Lawes and Lisa Sheridan fails to offer the refuge they hoped it would.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

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192 pages
18 cm

NODL Evaluation Report

"This is the story of a lesbian and the man she married- of her murder and his suicide. Obviously not a story for teenagers."

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature. It was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 2-24-1959 until August 1959, and then again from February 1962 until August 1962.

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A brilliant story of a woman in the gri[ of her own strange desires . . .

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Lisa Sheridan - a beautiful woman, alone and unfulfilled, driven by unconventional desires . . .
Avery Lawes - only half a man because he had never loved a woman . . .
They met, and each saw in the other a chance for escape. And so, in a frantic search for normality, they were married.
But they could not know the terrible de[ths into which their union would plunge them. They could not know that theirs was a marriage made in hell!

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The cover has a bluish-green background with a smaller rectangle to the bottom right, which contains an image of two women—a blonde with long hair and a brunette with short hair. The blonde is in the foreground and only her head and part of her left arm are visible. She is wearing a purple blouse with a round neckline and pleated, short sleeves. Her body is at a three-quarter angle facing left of the reader, and her head is turned to her left and down, as well as her eyes. Her left arm is bent and part of her hand is visible, lifted to her neck, which carries a necklace. The brunette is behind her, to the right of the reader, and is wearing a white blouse with buttons and a collar, and black pants or skirt with a black belt with a brass, square buckle. Her head is bowed and turned to her left, eyes looking down. Her left hand is on the blonde's left shoulder. The scene is lit from the top-right, in diffused light.

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Flora, Fletcher, “Whisper of love,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 2, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/575.