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A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile

A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile

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by Agate Nesaule
     
 

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"Shows us, in disturbing but illuminating detail, how violence and cruelty register on the psyche. This beautifully written book makes us reckon anew with the deep costs of war."—Eva Hoffman.

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"Shows us, in disturbing but illuminating detail, how violence and cruelty register on the psyche. This beautifully written book makes us reckon anew with the deep costs of war."—Eva Hoffman.

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Library Journal
A woman in amber is one trapped and preserved in her past. Nesaule (literature and women's studies, Univ. of Wisconsin) tells a moving story to promote the reader's understanding and her own healing. As a child in Latvia, she endured the terror and dislocation of World War II at the hands of both Soviets and Germans, lived in a postwar refugee camp, and became an immigrant to the American Midwest, establishing a life there shaped by survivor's guilt and a sense of victimization. Integral to her life are family relationships, especially estrangement from her mother, stemming from the war years and the author's own unhappy marriage. In middle age, Nesaule at last comes to terms with her past, builds a new life, and offers her audience a well-written and insightful memoir. For subject collections and general readers.-Rena Fowler, Humboldt State Univ., Arcata, Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140261905
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Eva Hoffman
Brave and subtle…[This book] makes us reckon anew with the deep costs of war and reassures us that hope can wrested from great suffering.
— (Eva Hoffman, author of Lost in Translation)
Tim O'Brien
A heartbreaking yet inspiring memoir of tragedy and healing, of war and recovery, of physical dislocation and psychological relocation…A beautifully told story.

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