A] searing memoir. . . . An enduring, indeed universal, story.
Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe
Publishers Weekly, starred review "Mesmerizing. . . . Has] the concise unreality of a horrifying fairy tale."
Thomas Frick, Los Angeles Times Book Review"Behind Edvardson's] deceptively simple prose is a complex and tragic story."
Judith Bolton-Fasman, Newsday"Cordelia Edvardson's defiant tone challenges us to eschew simplified encounters with the literature and experiences of Holocaust survivors."
Paul H. Hamburg, Jewish Book World"To see the horrors of the Holocaust through a child's eye is to experience hell. Cordelia Edvardson's astonishing story captures, with a terrifying reality, a child's response to the myriad atrocities of the Nazis and their murderous regime. Burned Child Seeks the Fire is compelling, horrifying, poetic in its intensity."
Deborah Peifer, Bay Area Reporter