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Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island | Regina Calcaterra
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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."
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I am 3 chapters in, and my son (6) came up and read the front of the book. He asked me what my book was about, so I told him what I had learned so far. I explained that it was a real story. He shook his head in disbelief. He asked me why am I reading this book if I know it is about something so devastating? Because it teaches us all so much. So much... that otherwise we wouldn't know about, or ways to help. 💔

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Three memoirs that show how #vulnerable children are. #noteworthynovember @Jess7

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Shout-out to my old High School. 😂😂

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Another day working outside with extended breaks. My sister's friend recommended this book to me. When I saw it on daily deals for 1.99 I figured why not.

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Cookie, the mother of the children in this book is my pick for an #evilwoman. #rockinmay @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I heard about this story and book.... thanks for putting it back on my radar💜💜💜 3y
Lcsmcat @cinfhen Don't skip the Prologue. Knowing how they all came out made reading the rest bearable. 😀 3y
Cinfhen Thanks! I imagine this book is brutal 😣 3y
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A memoir of a horrific childhood told by a #survivor who, along with her 4 siblings, managed to grow up and thrive in spite of their early life. #melodicmay @jenniferw88

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If there wasn't a Prologue letting you know they all survived, and even thrived, this would be an unbearable read. How anyone could treat a stranger's child this way, much less their own child, is beyond incomprehensible. But the strength and love and resilience of these girls shines through. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterE

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Lcsmcat This is our book club pick for February, and I'm enjoying it so far. There should be lots to discuss. 3y
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Great story of overcoming a difficult childhood. Audiobook is narrated by the author, complete with authentic Long Island accent.

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