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From legislative gazette website Life has come full circle for Regina Calcaterra, starting with her success as a student at SUNY New Paltz. After writing two books, an illustrious career in state government, and being named a partner at a law firm, Calcaterra is returning to New Paltz to be…



    In response to Etched in Sand’s unwavering momentum, HarperCollins Publishing recently announced Regina Calcaterra’s next book that will be released in October 2016.

    Calcaterra’s next book chronicles the journey of her youngest sister Rosie Maloney after their abusive and alcoholic mother removed her from a foster home in New York and unwillingly dragged Rosie all the way to Idaho



      SUMMARY Regina Calcaterra’s memoir, Etched in Sand, published by HarperCollins, William Morrow is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and triumph. Three weeks after its release Etched in Sand debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list and nine-months later returned and rose to No. 2 on…



        Publishers Weekly “Courageous…Fascinating…Unforgettable” This true story of a woman surviving domestic abuse as a child, emancipating herself as a teenager, and then becoming a successful attorney is courageous and fascinating, written with a descriptive restraint that recalls moments of tragedy and perseverance with simplicity and subtlety. Her story begins with…



          ETCHED IN SAND A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island By Regina Calcaterra Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-06-221883-4 Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins A prominent New York attorney’s unsparing account of how she and her four siblings survived extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of their…



            Highlights of Pre-Release Reviews KIRKUS REVIEWS: Kirkus Reviews: RECOMMENDED “Riveting reading from start to finish.” “Calcaterra narrates her story in the present tense, which adds a painful immediacy and urgency to an already gut-wrenching account. Yet never once does she flinch from the terrible truths with which she has lived…