Reader Meet Writer: Nowhere Girl with Cheryl Diamond

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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 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, 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. Like The Glass Castle meets Catch Me If You CanNowhere Girl is an impossible-to-believe true story of self-discovery and triumph.

Cheryl Diamond is now a citizen of Luxembourg and lives between there and Rome. Her behind-the-scenes account of life as a teenage model, Model: A Memoir, was published in 2008. Diamond's second book, Naked Rome, reveals the Eternal City through the eyes of its most fascinating people.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616208202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 15th, 2021