A Woman in Amber by Agate Nesaule
Healing the Trauma of War and Exile

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The author recounts her childhood in war-ravaged Europe, where she and her family fled their native Latvia only to be captured by Russian troops, and her arrival, penniless, in America, where she won a scholarship to Indiana University.

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Agate Nesaule is currently a professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Published December 1, 1995 by Soho Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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It is more than the young Nesaule can bear: ``The whole universe was motherless during the war and remained that way for me long afterwards.'' Subsequently, Nesaule goes in search of mother substitutes in an effort to recapture her lost innocence.

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The memoir of a Latvian woman who grew up amid the horrors of WWII.

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