“This is a remarkable memoir. As American as apple pie and incest, it is a
vivid reminder of how startling is the actuality of childhood in this country.
“Burning Tulips” is strong, moving, and direct.”—Vivian Gornick
“Here is the story of a childhood that probably won’t become a Disney
movie. In brief, unblinking scenes we see a child encounter what a child
shouldn’t have to. The young woman who emerges is not unscathed,
but she is unbroken and, amazingly, she can laugh.”—Lynne Rae Perkins