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Etched in Sand A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island

ISBN-10: 0062218832
ISBN-13: 9780062218834
Edition: 2013
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Description: Regina’s Calcaterra memoir, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope. Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, New York State official, and activist. Her painful early life, however, was quite  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748

Regina’s Calcaterra memoir, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope. Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, New York State official, and activist. Her painful early life, however, was quite different. Regina and her four siblings survived an abusive and painful childhood only to find themselves faced with the challenges of the foster-care system and intermittent homelessness in the shadows of Manhattan and the Hamptons. A true-life rags-to-riches story, Etched in Sand chronicles Regina’s rising above her past, while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together through it all. Beautifully written, with heartbreaking honesty, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, the American Dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.

Author's Note
Prologue
Bitten Bones
Building Sand Castles
And Then There Were Three
Breaking Pact
Failure to Thrive
Houses of Sand
Keeping Pact
Empty Emancipation
Out of Idaho
Aging Out
The Happy House
A Child at Any Age
Beacons of Light
Epilogue
Acknowlegments

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