From the May 1972 magazine.

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Book Review - 'Take My Waking Slow'

It is generally conceded that the active alcoholic affects disastrously the lives of a number of innocent people. Here is a poignant novel about a little boy named Richie, whose father's alcoholism dramatically illustrates the statistics. Reading it is a memorable experience. Take My Waking Slow, by Gunilla B. Norris, is a prose poem remarkable for its perception, its sensitivity, and its empathy. It is a small treasure that can be read again and again as one reads poetry, to experience each time at the end the catharsis which marks true tragedy.


-- M. E. S.