This hasn't quite the emotional value of Mrs. Palmer's Honey perhaps the focus is less intense, spread over three generations and forty odd years in the of a German-Jewish family in St. Louis. Hans Kleinman has nothing material to pass to his son except his intense idealism, his indifference to material symbols, and devotion to his family- and his questioning of traditional . His is the result of meeting discrimination, rather than despite the temporary separation, there is an island of strength and peace in his Mallie's love. Through the wide reaches of the family, you see almost every type Jew- and Jewishness. Fannie Cook takes lance in hand, wields it against various of discrimination, Negro as well as Jew, social, economic, within the ranks of Jew and Gentiles alike. Better written than Mrs. Palmer's Honey, but with less impact.