THE CAUTIOUS HUSBAND by Virginia Evans

THE CAUTIOUS HUSBAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A first novel of young marrieds reveals not only clashes of temperament but also the problems of life among the young veterans in school. Caroline, determinedly sensitive aware, and preeningly intellectual, is learning that Lloyd, studying law, is not her ideal husband, for his methodical routines, his unimaginative dismissal of spur-of-the-moment decisions, his matter affect acceptance of their friends -- all combine to lacerate her tenderer feelings. Her attitude is further complicated by his interfering mother, her own response to talented Jake, with music as their common ground, and her superior feelings about pregnancy and babies. A trip to New York where she has an enlightening visit with her mother-in-law, sends her back to the midwestern town where knowledge of Lloyd's keener perception and deeper kindness destroys her affectations, makes her happy in her pregnancy Sometimes mannered, this has a real feeling for young husband and wife relationships, a fresh approach toward marital mishaps.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1949
Publisher: Coward-McCann