I really enjoyed "Just A Girl" a story of growing up in a conflicted household where the protagonist isn't sure she belongs. It is a tale of love, loss , romance , deceit all interwoven in an emotional turmoil. Dr. Schindler weaves her tale using the background of the beginning of the feminist movement (when women finally had a chance to be something beyond wife and mother) and the politics of the higher education field where she moved through the system at breakneck speed.
One feels that you know the characters and "what makes them tick" but the book isn't without a couple of surprises - one particular shocking revelation -- no fair peeking ,
Particularly enjoyable was her descriptions of people and places..not just the romantic vista but the everyday. .. “she.. was lining up the thirty large terracottta pots overflowing with delicate pink geraniums on the light colored hardwood floor all along the base of the massive windows. It was like a set of a romantic movie with natural light flooding the living room, showcasing a plush black and rose Turkish rug framing the tailored white canvas sofa, dotted with happy red and pink striped throw pillows….”