A House in the Sky: A Memoir

A House in the Sky: A Memoir Author Amanda Lindhout
ISBN-10 1451645619
ISBN-13 9781451645613
Year 2014-06-17
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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BREAKING NEWS Amanda Lindhouts lead kidnapper Ali Omar Ader has been caught Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the worlds most remote places and then into captivity Exquisitely toldA young womans harrowing coming of age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph The New York Times Book Review As a child Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales At the age of nineteen working as a cocktail waitress she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life she backpacked through Latin America Laos Bangladesh and India and emboldened by each adventure went on to Sudan Syria and Pakistan In war ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter And then in August 2008 she traveled to Somaliathe most dangerous place on earth On her fourth day she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road Held hostage for 460 days Amanda survives on memoryevery lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivityand on strategy fortitude and hope When she is most desperate she visits a house in the sky high above the woman kept in chains in the dark Vivid and suspenseful as artfully written as the finest novel A House in the Sky is a searingly unsentimental account Ultimately it is compassionfor her nave younger self for her kidnappersthat becomes the key to Lindhouts survival O The Oprah Magazine

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