September 05, 1977 12:00 PM

by Phyllis Naylor

Phillis Naylor is well-known as an author of 24 children’s books, but in her 25th book she explores the most adult and intimate of themes: her own first husband’s insanity. Although now years after the fact, Naylor’s account of marriage and madness is grim and raw as she relates her harrowing efforts to save the marriage and the mind of the brilliant young academician she married at 18. Ultimately and sadly, she salvages only herself. (Morrow, $7.95)

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