This is a very interesting read. This book is by my previous college instructor, Bonnie Lee Black! It is a story of her life. I do not own this book but I checked it out from the library and read it during the semester of my English 223 class, which she teaches. It was published in the 1980's.
Note: Actually I bought the paperback and am going to read it again!
As I said on the hard cover version book, this is a totally engrossing book. I couldn't put it down when I read it! I read it in a couple of nights! This is by my current, as of this writing, instructor in college. She now teaches English 223 among other things at UNM-Taos. She is working on another book. I think she is an awesome writer.