WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Diana Massingberg is outspoken, determined and justifiably angry about her bleak social and economic reality. She works long hours for punitive wages, lives in a dorm above Dobson's Drapery Emporium with fellow working women, and is beyond the age of marrying well. With no means of escape from her life of drudgery, she receives a letter that changes everything. An unexpected inheritance gives her the choice to invest wisely for a modest lifestyle or risk it all for one "crowded hour of glorious life."