Burned: A Memoir
Burned: A Memoir
Published April 2010
Teaching Six-Week Evening Writing Workshop at my home.
Atlas Upstairs Blog:
"Discussion with Louise Nayer on her forthcoming memoir, Burned"
April 2010 Issue
Reading Room Section
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Louise Nayer is an internationally published poet and writer who has read her work on radio, at universities, and at coffee houses and bookstores throughout the United States. She has published four books, and her poetry and writing have appeared in over forty magazines.
A deeply moving, beautifully written, and transforming story of how one family lived through unbearable tragedy and separation while finding the love and courage to journey back to life.
Meticulous and moving...Louise Nayer's memoir makes a large statement about human healing.
Your parents were extraordinary people. It seems a miracle that they could have a reasonably normal and content life after that tragedy.
Burned...tells the story of how the author's parents were horribly disfigured by an accident that occurred when she was four years old and that transformed their lives.
Her startling memoir...recounts her childhood grief and the gradual healing...in unflinching detail.
The memoir, written brilliantly from the child's and parents' perspectives, is less of the author's climbing herself out of brokenness as it is a story of transformative powers of family.
Louise Nayer's devastating memoir "Burned" will rip your heart out, then slowly but with determination put it back together again. This is a haunting but ultimately healing story that proves the power of love.
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