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.
©2013 Regina Calcaterra (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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"I love the sound of Regina's voice"
I love books that are read by the author. Regina was the only narrator that could have told this jaw dropping history. I love her accent, it made me connect to her story that much more. I wanted to reach back in time and help her. This book is excellent.
"A wonderfully told story"
The Audio version was great, did not read the print version.
That it was a raw, true, emotional story told by the real character herself.
Regina herself without a doubt.
Yes, I was often angry, afraid, happy and sad.
This book will hook you from the very start.
"Amazing story .Could not put it down."
Yes .. the story was voiced in such a way you wanted to reach out and hug those kids and never let them live like that again.
Over and over she constantly climb up and out of so much cruelty.And had such unbelievable courage and faith to keep going when a lot of others would have gave up.
Heart went out to kids..babies had such a horrifying mother.very sad.but very encouraging.
This story will always stay with me.
The story is so well told, I feel like I know Regina and her siblings!
You will walk away feeling inspired by Regina's heart and determination!
When she calls her little sister Rosie, "Mia bambino", you can hear her heart and love for her sister.
I love that they all have their own individual happy endings but they stay a family.
Wow I couldn't stop listening to this book. Regina and her family went through so much but in the end they turned out to be amazing individuals. Powerful story with a great message in the end.
What a story, what a life. I highly recommend this book. It stirred many emotions in me; and made me realize how luck I was to grow up in a [mostly] solid household.
"You too can succeed"
This true story shows how, with strength and truth anyone can persevere and overcome any obstacles in ones way.
A moving and strong story of a family torn asunder and made whole again.
"🖒two thumbs up🖒"
haven't picked up a book In a while but glad I choose this one !
"Big eye-opener about our Foster Care system"
This non-fiction book was very disturbing in a very
inspiring way. This story will stay with me a long time.
We need to pay attention!
This was definitely a hard read for me - I'm glad I listened to it instead of read the physical book. I can't imagine the lives of Regina and her siblings. Having this kind of perspective, however, is a necessity for people going into the field of trauma (counseling) or even teaching (me!). I have a new set of eyes to use now ... and it will likely be some time before I can think of this family and not tear up!!
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