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Nowhere girl : a memoir of a fugitive childhood / Cheryl Diamond.

Diamond, Cheryl, (author.).

Available copies

  • 9 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Stafford Library.

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13 current holds with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stafford Library B DIAMOND (Text to phone) 34061088406469 Adult New Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1616208201 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781616208202 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781616208202
  • ISBN: 1616208201
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.

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"In this memoir that spans dozens of countries worldwide, a young girl and her family adopt one new identity after another and run from both the law and the secrets that will eventually catch up to all of them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Diamond, Cheryl.
Fugitives from justice > Biography.
Missing persons > Biography.
Exiles > Biography.
Impersonation.
Family secrets.

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Nowhere Girl : A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
Nowhere Girl : A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
by Diamond, Cheryl
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Nowhere Girl : A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood


"An absolutely breathless read. Nowhere Girl is a courageous, heart-breaking, and beautifully written story of a girl doing everything in her power to protect the ones she loves." -- Paul Haggis, Academy Award-winning writer/director of Crash, Million Dollar Baby , and Casino Royale By the age of nine, I will have lived in more than a dozen countries, on five continents, under six assumed identities. I'll know how a document is forged, how to withstand an interrogation, and most important, how to disappear . . . To the young Cheryl Diamond, life felt like one big adventure, whether she was hurtling down the Himalayas in a rickety car or mingling with underworld fixers. Her family appeared to be an unbreakable gang of five. One day they were in Australia, the next in South Africa, the pattern repeating as they crossed continents, changed identities, and erased their pasts. What Diamond didn't yet know was that she was born into a family of outlaws fleeing from the highest international law enforcement agencies, a family with secrets that would eventually catch up to all of them. By the time she was in her teens, Diamond had lived dozens of lives and lies, but as she grew older, love and trust turned to fear and violence, and her family--the only people she had in the world--began to unravel. She started to realize that her life itself might be a big con, and the people she loved, the most dangerous of all. With no way out and her identity burned so often that she had no proof she even existed, all that was left was a girl from nowhere. Surviving would require her to escape, and to do so Diamond would have to unlearn all the rules she grew up with. Wild, heartbreaking, and often unexpectedly funny, Nowhere Gir l is an impossible-to-believe true story of self-discovery and triumph.

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