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Girl Unbroken: A Sister's Harrowing Story of Survival from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho Paperback – October 18, 2016
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“Their strength will inspire you.” (People)
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In her highly anticipated new book, Regina Calcaterra, the New York Times bestselling author of Etched in Sand, pairs with her youngest sister, Rosie, to tell Rosie’s harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant, story of childhood abuse and survival.
They were five kids with five different fathers and an alcoholic mother who left them to fend for themselves for weeks at a time. Yet through it all they had each other. Rosie, the youngest, was fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blew in and out of their lives “like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path.”
But when Regina disclosed the truth about her abusive mother to her social worker, she was separated from her younger siblings, Norman and Rosie. And as Rosie discovered after Cookie kidnapped her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother was living in her presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settled in Idaho, Rosie refused to give in. Like her sister Regina, Rosie had an unfathomable strength in the face of unimaginable hardship—enough to propel her out of Idaho and out of a nightmare.
Filled with maturity and grace, Rosie’s memoir continues the compelling story begun in Etched in Sand-—a shocking yet profoundly moving testament to sisterhood and indomitable courage.
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I thought this book was over the top incredibly written and easy to read too. I just cannot believe all this happened, but I truly believe it, and may God Bless Rosie and her sisters and brother for what they endured. This book got better and better and I could not put it down and if I did, it was for a short time and back to Girl Unbroken. Rosie you are an angel in an angel suit, and God Bless you!
It makes me both angry and sad that this could happen. Where are the people who should be protecting these children? We, ordinary citizens, should pay more attention and do something to stop this. NO child should have to endure this kind of abuse
Thank you brave sisters for sharing your stories.
Blessed Rosie, whose painful endurance does not bear imagining, but I feel what felt so clearly in this story that I must recommend it to all ages.