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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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"Another Place at the Table" is the story of life at 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.

About the Author

Kathy Harrison has been a foster parent to nearly one hundred children. In 1996, she and her husband were named Massachusetts Foster Parents of the Year, and in 2002, they received the prestigious Goldie Foster Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585422821
Author:
Harrison, Kathy
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Human Services
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Foster children
Subject:
Foster mothers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.23x5.55x.71 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "Another Place at the Table" is the story of life at 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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