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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…



    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…