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

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Regina Calcaterra

8 Hours 34 Minutes


November 2013

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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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    This book was compelling, insightful,thrilling very well written and beautifully narrated. I was engrossed from the moment I hit play to the very end. Definitely one of my favourite reads so far.

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  • Raewyn F.

    I loved this. Very confronting at times. Well narrated. I highly recommend this to all.

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  • Debra MIles

    This was a sad but inspiring book with a great ending!! Loved the read

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  • Carrie Bobrowsky

    Loved this book! Regina lived thru a nightmare childhood to become a successful women. Highly recommend!

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  • Patty H

    Highly recommend, there is a light at the end of the tunnel ~

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  • Tasya B

    Amazing. Highly recommend it! Her sisters book as well

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  • Martha B.

    I suspect social worker students would do well to read books like this true story. Amazing story of survival fir the children. Horrible story of a mother’s neglect of her children as a result of alcoholism and manipulation of the system.

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  • Patti E.

    Beautifully written and narrated. Heart wrenching story that kept me interested throughout. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Kayla Prowell

    This book is the closest thing to what life is like for some kids in states custody. It's a hard sad truth.

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