Etched in Sand

Etched in Sand

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062329240
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 33 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Calcaterra, Regina
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cathyf3 Mar 28, 2016

A true story of terrible child neglect and abuse.
Two of the older sisters are really parents of the three younger kids. When their mother Cookie leaves for several days and they must steal food. The end is the best part. Showing that with determination nothing can make you fail. It is a scary to know that there are children going through abuse. Regina
decides with the help of teachers that school is her answer. I found it inspiring.

abcaid Jul 13, 2014

A heartwarming story of how small and not intrusive government, minimal parental supervision, good will of the few and an occasional prayer contribute to strengthen siblings bonds and sets them on becoming productive members of the society.


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