And Then They Were Nuns is different from other lesbian separatist utopia novels because the utopia is a monastery, and the lesbians are nuns--except for the one who serves as the priest. I'm sorry; it's hard not to tease such a set-up. And Then They Were Nuns actually is more or less like other lesbian separatist utopia novels, not that that's a bad thing.
It's told in multiple voices, which for once I like, and it has a Reader's Guide at the end, suitable for book clubs, which I neither like nor dislike.
CATS: no cats, gay or straight, which is a shame since the nuns live on a farm and probably have some mouse issues.