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

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#1 International BestsellerRegina'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5-10 Photos
  • 0062218832
  • 9780062218834
  • 227,903

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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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In this story of perseverance in the face of adversity, Regina Calcaterra recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets--and how she and her savvy crew of homeless siblings managed to survive years of homelessness, abandonment, and abuse

Regina Calcaterra's emotionally powerful memoir reveals how she endured a series of foster homes and intermittent homelessness in the shadow of the Hamptons, and how she rose above her past while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together.

Beautifully written and heartbreakingly honest, 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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About Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra, Esq. is the bestselling author of Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island, which has been integrated into academic curriculums nationwide. She is a partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz and is a passionate advocate for children in foster care.
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10,476 ratings
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4 39% (4,123)
3 13% (1,374)
2 2% (239)
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