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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Regina Calcaterra

Narrated By: Regina Calcaterra

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: November 2013

Duration: 8 hours 35 minutes


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.


  • Raewyn F.

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

  • Debra MIles

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

  • Carrie Bobrowsky

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