A small town in the middle west, as it faces- not too kindly- the larger emotions of Jenny Loring, who had married rich Jason Loring only to confront his tyranny and his debasing physical rejection of her. Frayed as to nerves, Jenny confides in Dr. Lewis Cotter, also a victim in his marriage, and when they fall in love they learn that he will soon die of cancer and that he can only offer a spiritual relationship. Jenny and Lewis, determined to salvage what they can, manage to be together as Jenny helps him with his book. And at the close, after a blow up in which Lewis's wife burns the book, kills herself, and Lewis dies, Jason dies, there's a younger and more satisfying man for Jenny.... There's a lot of emotional exercise here- but any honest woman would be ashamed to carry on like this.