Etched in Sand

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

by Regina Calcaterra

On Sale: 08/06/2013

Etched in Sand

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

by Regina Calcaterra

On Sale: 08/06/2013

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#1 International Bestseller

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, former New York State official, and foster youth 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.

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Critical Praise

Riveting reading from start to finish… Never once does she flinch from the terrible truths with which she has lived and so courageously reveals here. - Kirkus Reviews

Courageous and fascinating, written with a descriptive restraint that recalls moments of tragedy and perseverance with simplicity and subtlety… Calcaterra concludes her story with the genuine sentiment that ‘we all have to believe.’ At the end of this unforgettable book, readers will. - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062218834
  • ISBN 10: 0062218832
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 08/06/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Siblings
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse

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