Girl Unbroken - A Sister's Harrowing Story of Survival from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho-logo

Girl Unbroken - A Sister's Harrowing Story of Survival from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho

Regina Calcaterra

In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra 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, is fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blows in and out of their lives “like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path.” But when Regina emancipates herself as a minor and escapes, her siblings are separated. And as Rosie discovers after Cookie kidnaps her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother is living in Cookie’s presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settles in Idaho, Rosie refuses to give in. Like her sister Regina, Rosie has 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.

In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra 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, is fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blows in and out of their lives “like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path.” But when Regina emancipates herself as a minor and escapes, her siblings are separated. And as Rosie discovers after Cookie kidnaps her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother is living in Cookie’s presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settles in Idaho, Rosie refuses to give in. Like her sister Regina, Rosie has 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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In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra 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, is fawned over and shielded by her older sister, Regina. Their mother, Cookie, blows in and out of their lives “like a hurricane, blind and uncaring to everything in her path.” But when Regina emancipates herself as a minor and escapes, her siblings are separated. And as Rosie discovers after Cookie kidnaps her from foster care, the one thing worse than being abandoned by her mother is living in Cookie’s presence. Beaten physically, abused emotionally, and forced to labor at the farm where Cookie settles in Idaho, Rosie refuses to give in. Like her sister Regina, Rosie has 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosie Maloney

Length:

11h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

50:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

34:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:58