The author of Come Back Tuesday repeats the perils and struggles of the up-from-the tenements working girl and the overwhelming love of this girl, Rachel, for her dreaming, literary father. Raohel is on her way back to her native Chicago and her dying father and reviews her sordid life of moving from one flat to another and worse one, with more and more packing cases filled with her father's books, and with her father's spirit and affection the only bright spot. Here are her first jobs on the Loop, the interferences of her father in successive courtships, several attempts to escape her dreary life in trips to California and New York. This is slow-paced realism, softened by a father-daughter attachment and sympathetic characterization. A sociological novel lacking the documentary harshness.