Another sneak attack on suburbia stems out of its heroine's, Stephanie Lamont's roots in urban life, which prevent her from adjusting to the joys of Catatonia. Everything there is a menace, from the house to the outdoors and its terrifying wild life; from the neighbors and acquaintances to the shops and daily living. But once around the negative post, adjustment sets in -- she learns to drive, she copes with servicemen and salespeople, and in finding a place, further from the city, is committed to a country existence. Here, again, are the woes of the commuters, the round of feminine activities, the seasonal happenings -- against a domestic background; and the author is able, at times, to compete with the other Jean (Kerr), McGinley and Halsey -- but at others -- she is outclassed. However mirrors for suburbiana are popular.