Patti Davis, the daughter of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, has written a new book that is based on a lesbian love story.
Davis released “Till Human Voices Wake Us,” as an e-book.
The novel is about a bereaved mother who falls in love with her sister-in-law. Davis was upset that the publishers did not like the title enough to publish it in hard copy. She has previously written books about her parents.
She said: “Maybe this non-autobiographical novel was too much of a departure for publishers to wrap their heads around…Most writers have books they have laboured over for years and long to put out into the world. ‘Till Human Voices Wake Us’ is one of those books.”
Davis is not known for being a conservative, unlike her famous parents, reports The Independent. She had a public falling out with her folks and did not speak to them for years. In 1994 she posed nude on the cover of Playboy magazine and starred in the porn film Playboy Celebrity Centerfold.
At the age of 58, she once again took it all off for More magazine to celebrate her body’s triumph over drug addiction. That was in 2011. She told More: “The body I had once dis-respected, that I had ruined with drugs, was now my therapist.”
It’s not clear if the subject matter of the book reflects Davis’ own romantic leanings. She was married to her yoga teacher Paul Grilley from 1984-1990.