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The Precipice

by Elia W. Peattie

Following her graduation from the University of Chicago, Kate Barrington returns stoically to her home in Silvertree to begin her readjustment to the casual pace of small-town life. As time passes, it becomes evident that Kate is somewhat less than content, but she restrains herself until the death of her mother frees her to return to Chicago to seek the career she desires. As a social worker in the city, Kate encounters, for the first time, the downtrodden women of the world, and is made painfully aware of the problems and the inferior position of womankind in Pre-World War I America. Therefore, when love enters her life, Kate is hesitant to admit it until she devises a workable compromise between home and career. Although the pace of the novel is leisurely and the plot somewhat dated, the message is as pointed and the subject as current today as when the book was written in 1914. --Book Review Digest, 1914


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