Etched in Sand
A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Etched in Sand
I could not put this book down. It is so good. It is so sad to see what all the children went through. It was so hard at times to not cry and wish someone would help them. So glad I got this book.
Etched in sand
Best book I've read in quite awhile. Absolutely heartbreaking, but a true inspiration and insight into the old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. We are all responsible !
Great read, couldn't put it down. Such an inspiration!