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

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

In the vein of THE GLASS CASTLE, BREAKING NIGHT is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.


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 15, 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. » Click Here

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard
by Liz Murray

  • Publication Date: September 7, 2010
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • ISBN-10: 0786868910
  • ISBN-13: 9780786868919