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Etched in sand [electronic resource] : a true story of five siblings who survived an unspeakable childhood on Long Island / Regina Calcaterra.

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  • ISBN: 9780062218841 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0062218840 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2013.

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Summary, etc.: aIn 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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Subject: Calcaterra, Regina > Childhood and youth
Calcaterra, Regina > Family.
Foster children > New York (State) > Long Island > Biography.
Foster home care > New York (State) > Long Island > Case studies.
Child abuse > New York (State) > Long Island > Case studies.
Ex-foster children > Biography.
Abused children > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Children of mentally ill mothers > New York (State) > Long Island > Case studies.
Long Island (N.Y.) > Biography.
Siblings
Genre: Electronic books.

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