Award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder has spent her career reporting on abuse that happens under the cover of "private life".
Yet the story of her own troubled family is one she has kept locked away - until now.
Snyder was eight when her mother died and her distraught father thrust the family into an evangelical, cult-like existence halfway across the country.
Furiously rebellious against this life, she was expelled from school and then from home.
Living out of her car and relying on strangers, she soon found herself masquerading as an adult, talking her way into college, and eventually travelling the globe.
In places like India, Tibet and Niger she interviewed those who had been through the unimaginable. In Cambodia, where she lived for six years, she watched a country reckon with the horrors of its own recent history.
She became a reporter at the frontline of the global epidemic of violence against women.
Women We Buried, Women We Burned is Snyder's story of family struggle, female survival and the passionate drive to bear witness.
Published by Scribe, RRP $35.
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