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Breaking Night - A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard-logo

Breaking Night - A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

Liz Murray

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Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 14m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

47:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

49:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

42:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:44