This for your older audience, to whom the author of The Awakening of Helena Ritchie. The Iron Woman, Old Chester Tales is still a vital figure in American letters. Mellow, dignified recapturing of the late 19th and early 20th century life, closely written, filled with intimate details of a happy marriage, of the incidents of daily living, the people they met, the things they did- a warm tribute to her husband, Lorin Deland. She parallels their separate backgrounds,- hers in Pennsylvania, his in Boston. She was brought up with some degree of ease and comfort; he with the stricter adherences and tastes of New England. Their early years of marriage, living with his family; then successive homes of their own, with their problems, trips abroad as Mrs. Deland's writing brought easier circumstances, new and widening circles of friends, activities and interests. It is leisurely, gracious and pleasantly old-fashioned. Portrait of a period and a woman.