A somewhat uneven first novel -- good circulating library bet for women readers. A cross sectioning of Chicago's present day strata, from the slums to high society, all inter-related by business, marriage, coincidence. Shifting pictures of the characters and groups, conveying an impression of pace. The central focus is on Elinor and her failing marriage, her interest in her social work and her growing love for Peter, whom she renounces. Readable -- interesting -- a novel of the times with its quota of results growing out of present conditions.