The author of Time at her Heels is successful in photographic reproductions of rather typical women, but lacks the touch of humor that would make them a bit more palatable. This time she has captured a few days in the life of a woman whose children are reaching maturity, and whose husband is seeking escape from the disappointment of his matrimonial venture in drinking. Through current incidents, through backward glances as she housecleans the summer home, we get the pattern of her married life, revealing but lacking the perspective that might save the future. The best part of the book is that dealing with the youngest daughter, battling with the incongruities of adolescence. The book has so much of the familiar in every woman's life, that it is sure to have a wide appeal. Almost wholly, a woman's book.