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  • Published: New York : Hyperion, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780786868919
  • 0786868910



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Breaking night : a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard

by Murray, Liz, 1980-

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Where To Find It

Call number: 362.74 Mu

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

Additional Details

The memoir of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets but survived to make it to Harvard. Murray's story was featured in the Lifetime Original Movie "Homeless to Harvard."

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A Memoir Worth Reading

Many memoirs are written by people with a story to tell, but who don't happen to be writers. Liz Murray is a talented writer with a fabulous story to tell. It's well worth the read and an amazing tale of courage and resilience.


She went to Harvard but she's not rich and born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her parents were drug addicts and sold their food for another shot. It's painful to read. Their family fell apart after her mother had HIV and her dad revealed he was gay. Sadly both of her parents died of HIV/AIDS.

Book signings

Liz was at the Meijer on Friday and Sunday on the 17th and 19th. She was doing book signings which I am sorry for all who missed her! You can still purchase he book all week of the 19th at only 14.95 if you want to save 10 dollars off the cover price and own it for your collection. She is an amazing person and is very humble. She is doing a cross country tour for a fundraiser to aid kids who have no food. They fill backpacks for the kids so they have healthy food to eat on the weekend away from school. Google her name and you can find out how to contribute!

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