Falling Author:Susan Fromberg Schaeffer With warmth, humor, and compassion, and a delicate perception about things that really matter, Elizabeth struggles, matures, and embarks on life in the modern world where the ground is shifty and won't support her ... ab unoressuve novel -- frightening and inspiring by turns, but a pleasure to read. Chicago Daily News — I love this novel, first ... more »reading, second reading, browsing -- but I can't make it sound as good as it is .... We are engaged with remarkable intensity in this young womaan's fight for a life of her own -- with the mindless cruelties of parents -- and with lovers who are almost all splendidly awful....Susan Fromberg Schaffer is the finest new talent we've seen in a long while. New York Times Book Review.« less
The story is a 1970's era female blend of Catcher in the Rye and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. Far more engrossing than I expected. Not a feminist book, nor anti-feminist, simply a reality story of a young woman needing to be a little different and the consequences of the choices she makes. I liked her at the end of the book. Worth reading, a novel without pretense.