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Breaking Night

A Memoir Of Forgiveness, Survival, And My Journey From Homeless To Harvard

By Liz Murray, 1980-

Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, "Breaking Night" is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Format: Large Print
Author: Murray, Liz, 1980-
Summary: Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. Taunted at school she skipped classes, winding up in a girls' home and eventually, at fifteen, on the street. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she became determined to go back to school. This is the unforgettable and beautifully written story of how Liz, while homeless, squeezed four years of school into two, won a New York Times scholarship, and made it into Harvard. (Bestseller)
Title: Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard / by Liz Murray.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2010.
Subject: Murray, Liz, 1980- Harvard University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography. Homeless persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography. Children of drug addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography. Large type books New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Isbn: 9781410433404 (hardcover) 1410433404 (hardcover)
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Format: Large Print
Author: Murray, Liz, 1980-
Summary: Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. Taunted at school she skipped classes, winding up in a girls' home and eventually, at fifteen, on the street. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she became determined to go back to school. This is the unforgettable and beautifully written story of how Liz, while homeless, squeezed four years of school into two, won a New York Times scholarship, and made it into Harvard. (Bestseller)
Title: Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard / by Liz Murray.
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2010.
Description: 653 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Murray, Liz, 1980-
Subjects: Harvard University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography.
Subjects: Homeless persons -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Subjects: Children of drug addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Subjects: Large type books
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
LCCN: 2010039317
ISBN: 9781410433404 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1410433404 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: LPB Murray