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

Published: 2013-08-06
Paperback : 320 pages
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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, former New York State official, and foster youth activist. Her painful early life, however, was ...

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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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by [email protected] (see profile) 06/03/18

So many children suffer abuse that we are not aware of and the Foster Care system is broken.

 
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by NiesieM54 (see profile) 09/27/14

 
by mzlinda (see profile) 09/27/14

 
  "Etched in Sand"by Mfberstene (see profile) 08/11/14

Once I started this book I couldn't put it down. Growing up in a wonderful family, the things Regina and her siblings had to endure, were unknown to me. To think that children in the U.S. had, and many... (read more)

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