Burned: A Memoir

Burned: A Memoir
Published April 2010

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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.

(Burned: A Memoir)
Burned: A Memoir
by Louise Nayer
Published April 2010
Atlas and Co
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.
- Greg Mortenson
Author of #1 New York Times Bestseller,
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to
Promote Peace...One School at a Time
Meticulous and moving...Louise Nayer's memoir makes a large statement about human healing.
- Carl Dennis
Pulitzer Prize winning poet
Author of Practical Gods
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.
- James Atlas
The Huffington Post
Oct. 9, 2009
Her startling memoir...recounts her childhood grief and the gradual healing...in unflinching detail.
- Jane Woodward Elioseff
Internet Review of Books
April 2010
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.
- Reva Blau
The Provincetown Banner
June 20, 2010
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.
- Lois Alter Marks
September 3, 2010

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