A woman strives for both work and love in this early novel from the author of It Can’t Happen Here, the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize.
In the early twentieth century, Una Golden leaves her small Pennsylvania hometown and heads to New York City. Her family is struggling, and Una must make money to help.
Women in the workplace are not very common—and Una is even more unusual as she enters the field of commercial real estate and impresses her bosses with her natural skills. Yet many look down on her or don’t take her seriously. They believe that women should be married, not collecting a paycheck. But Una, who would be happy to find a husband, discovers that her success may stand in the way of that dream . . .
One of the earliest works by the author of twentieth-century classics including Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith, and Elmer Gantry, this involving, psychologically astute novel still strikes a chord more than a century after its original publication.