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The tears I had were from how beautifully the book was written.
This was a burden the entire family shared and it wasn't till after her mother's death that Nancy was able to share this heartbreakingly sad story with all of us.
They were able to provide needed comfort to one another, which was extended even further by group interaction.
This story needs to be told for all of those who have suffered from HIV/AIDS and felt they were alone. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charlie Moore-Ward
This book opened my eyes to a disease that takes no prisoners and does not discriminate. I cannot recall the last time a book gave me chills as I closed the final page! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Peter Tenaglia
Speak about AIDS today, and you may still encounter much ignorance and fear. Think back to 1988, a time when AIDS was even more misunderstood. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Larry Hehn
After years of mysterious fevers and symptoms no doctor could accurately diagnose, Nancy Draper's 66-year-old mother received a most unexpected and devastating diagnosis: she was... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Graciela Sholander
Mrs. Draper's mother was infected with the HIV virus during surgery. As I began to read this story, I became over whelmed with how well written and compassionate it is. Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Michael A. Taylor
This is a striking book that Nancy Draper has written. It is a heart wrenching story of a victim of AIDS. Nancy's story of her mother's struggle is written well. Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by Redojuice
Nancy Draper writes a deeply moving account of her family's pain, shame and suffering during a time when AIDS was a new mysterious disease that had the medical profession baffled... Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Margot A. Lazarony
After reading the many positive reviews on Nancy Draper's book "A Burden of Silence" I am at a loss to add anything more worthy. Read morePublished on March 12, 2008 by Susan LeGree
On the surface, Nancy Draper's story of her mother's battle with AIDS is a story about facing death from a dreadful disease. Read morePublished on November 6, 2006 by KatherineScott