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Shut your eyes as tight as you can

Gabriele Annan, 21 March 1996

A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile 
by Agate Nesaule.
Soho, 280 pp., $24, December 1995, 1 56947 046 4
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... harrowing account of growing up displaced. It begins with an idyll in a Latvian country parsonage. Nesaule was born there in 1938, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor and his attractive, clever, frustrated wife, Valda, who could never get over the fact that she had been deprived of a university education because her family lost everything when they fled to ...

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