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Breaking Night

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

By Liz Murray, 1980-

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.

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
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Call Number: LPB Murray