Her first novel, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction; Years of Grace (1930) deals with the life of a Chicago socialite. Her second novel , Within This Present (1933) has an passage describing a woman who
loved her job, she loved her flat, she loved her cat and her parrot. She had bought them both in a burst of sardonic humor, to establish her official status as an old maid. She had a colored girl who came in by the day to keep them company while she was at the office.
All her novels deal with aspects of womanhood. 1935's Edna His Wife for instance is described as depicting "the unhappiness of a simple, unsophisticated woman who gains every material advantage but fails to find happiness as a wife and mother."
As is most often the case with fiction, the real story is the author, not the product, I would venture.