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

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A Woman in Amber : : Healing the Trauma of War and Exile by Agate Nesaule. 'Agate Nesaule spent her childhood in a long, nearly unbearable nightmare: her family fled its comfortable home in World War II Latvia only to be captured first by the Germans, then by the brutal Russian troops. A witness to rape and torture, and executions, and estranged from her mother, Nesaule played with her sister among the corpses as the family starved. Against all odds, the family eventually made it to safety in the United States. Nesaule began her new life by getting the education her mother always dreamed of. But the trauma of war was not so easily buried. A successful professor in Wisconsin, Nesaule was secretly tormented by memories. Overcome with the sham of "not being worth feeding" and the terror of captivity, never as ease with her mother, she punished herself with an unhappy marriage and quiet self-loathing - until she began to tell her story.' The book has light to medium general wear with some damp stains along the top edges of the back pages and corner curl of the covers - but remains tight and bright.


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    Nesaule, Agate
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    Penguin Books
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    Soft Cover
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