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

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  • Sales Rank:726,871
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:352
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.1 x 1.1
  • Publication Date:May 24, 2011
  • EAN:8601400746349
  • ASIN:B005IUHJUG
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
"Breaking Night"
Urban slang for: staying up through the night, until the sun rises

"Breaking Night reads more like an adventure story than an addiction-morality tale. It's a white-knuckle account of survival. . . . Murray's stoicism has been hard-earned; it serves her well as a writer. Breaking Night itself is full of heart, without a sliver of ice, and deeply moving."
--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"From runaway to Harvard student, Murray tells an engaging, powerfully motivational story about turning her life around. . . . In this incredible story of true grit, Murray went from feeling like `the world was filled with people who were repulsed by me' to learning to receive the bountiful generosity of strangers who truly cared."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The admirable story of a teen who overcame homelessness through sheer grit and the kindness of friends. . . . An uplifting story of survival."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Education was the miracle that saved Murray's life. . . . Her story is inspirational, and her description of [her high school], and its role in her life, should be read by everyone concerned about education."
--Washington Post Book World

"Truly uplifting. . . . Liz Murray has shown us the worst, and the very best, of America."
--Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy and She Got Up Off the Couch

"Liz Murray shows us that the human spirit has infinite ability to grow and can never be limited by circumstance. Breaking Night is a beautifully written, heartfelt memoir that will change the way you look at your community, the obstacles in your own life, and the American Dream. An inspiration; a must-read."
--Robert Redford

"Searing and raw. . . . Murray's memoir is a riveting look at drug abuse, shattered families, and her own resilience."
--Newark Star-Ledger

Winner of the 2011 Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Awards for the 10 Best Adult Books of the Year that also appeal to teens.


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