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Another Place at the Table

Another Place at the Table
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  • Seller:NeverEndingStoryBooks
  • Sales Rank:120,753
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:256
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):5.6 x 0.7 x 8.2
  • Publication Date:May 24, 2004
  • ISBN:1585422827
  • EAN:9781585422821
  • ASIN:1585422827
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Synopsis
The startling and ultimately uplifting narrative of one woman's thirteen-year experience as a foster parent.

For more than a decade, Kathy Harrison has sheltered a shifting cast of troubled youngsters-the offspring of prostitutes and addicts; the sons and daughters of abusers; and teenage parents who aren't equipped for parenthood. All this, in addition to raising her three biological sons and two adopted daughters. What would motivate someone to give herself over to constant, largely uncompensated chaos? For Harrison, the answer is easy.

Another Place at the Table is the story of life at our social services' front lines, centered on three children who, when they come together in Harrison's home, nearly destroy it. It is the frank first-person story of a woman whose compassionate best intentions for a child are sometimes all that stand between violence and redemption.

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