Etched in Sand
Regina Calcaterra’s memoir, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and triumph.A gut wrenching and gripping 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, one can rise above their past if they have the desire and the determination to succeed.
"Riveting reading from start to finish." - Kirkus ReviewsMore About Etched in Sand
- By relating her own childhood experiences, Regina powerfully provides audiences with insight into how simple acts of encouragement and kindness can forever impact the life of a child in need. She compassionately reinforces that no child is a lost cause, and that the power of resilience and optimism can pull anyone through the toughest of times. By emphasizing the importance of education and self-confidence, she reminds us that, regardless of social status, there are enough resources available to rise above one's circumstances.“Regina Calcaterrra’s life as expressed in Etched in Sand is heart-wrenching, breath taking and awe-inspiring. She speaks with transparency and truthfulness without sugar-coating or passively expressing what life was like.”-- Vicki Clark, SPECTRUM, Clarkson University
- After listening to Regina Calcaterra convey her background as an abandoned child, I understood why her Etched in Sand memoir sat right next to Maya Angelou on the New York Times Best Seller List.Read More »
- Every year St. Petersburg College selects a book for its One College/One Read program. In December of 2014, after months of voting, the college announced that it selected Etched in Sand as the One College/One Read 2015 book.Read More »
- Regina was invited to share her most memorable book giving/getting holiday experience. The 1998 memory of giving Geraldine Ferraro's last book "Framing A Life" is what stood out the most.Read More »