This time religious and racial prejudice as thematic talking point in another popular treatment of average people and common problems. Cecilia, whose mother has defied her father to marry a Catholic, falls in love with Hyman Silverstein, meets muted family resistance, and marries him not wholly realizing the prejudice she will face. Put on the defensive by constant references, allusions, -- the constraints of restricted neighborhoods and conversations, -- the knowledge that Hyman is fighting prejudice in the Army as well as in civilian life, -- the fact that their children will have the stigmatic of Silverstein -- Cecilia is ready to accept her grandmother's two hundred thousand dollar bribe to change their name until Hyman, unwilling to give up what to him has been a lifelong fight, refuses -- and she recognizes the integrity of his stand. Again also a family novel, a novel of current wartime situations, and once again with the very recognizable attitudes and stock phrases of everyday people. For women -- and well done.