A novel of marriage with a thinly cloaked thesis background, which does not, however, mar the ""pop public"" appeal that the Lieferants have established for their novels. The marriage of a teacher and a chain store book buyer is based on sincere devotion and on the wife's part a certain acorn for her fellow teacher who support husbands on the side. The age falls -- her husband loses his job -- and his false pride prevents his accepting any job not up to his standards. The issue eventually bids fair to split their marriage wide open until she takes matters into her own hands, and retires from professional life to have a baby. The day is saved.