Patti Davis: Ronald Reagan's daughter publishes lesbian novel
Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis has self-published her first book, a lesbian novel. The woman born Patricia Reagan released her new story "Till Human Voices Wake Us" on the Kindle bookstore.
This isn't Davis' first published work. She's written eight books in the past, including one about her father's battle with Alzheimer's called "The Long Goodbye." "Till Human Voices Wake Us" is getting plenty of press because it tells a lesbian love story, yet another way that Davis has set herself apart from Reagan's conservative views. Davis tells The New York Post that "none of it is autobiographical," though she has been a longtime advocate for gay rights.
The synopsis for "Till Human Voices Wake Us" reads, "In the empty days after her son's death, left alone in her grief by her husband, Isabelle Berendon falls in love with the unlikeliest person in the world: her sister-in-law." Davis wrote in her author biography that she couldn't get a publisher to pick up her book, which is why she decided to self-publish.
"Most writers have books they have labored over for years and long to put out into the world," she writes. "'Till Human Voices Wake Us' is one of those books."