Another Place at the Table

Another Place at the Table Author Kathy Harrison
ISBN-10 1585422827
ISBN-13 9781585422821
Year 2004-05-24
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Penguin Group USA
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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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