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Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Original title Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Author Liz Murray
Genre Novel , Memoir
Language English
Published May 24, 2011
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Liz Murray was born to teenage parents in the Bronx and raised in poverty. Liz’s mother was addicted to heroin and crack, and her father was an abusive alcoholic. Despite the challenges she faced, Liz was determined to get an education and make something of her life. She started attending school full-time when she was just fourteen years old, and by the age of nineteen, she had graduated from Harvard University. Liz’s story is one of hope, determination, and resilience.

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