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The Resource A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (book club in a bag)

A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (book club in a bag)

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A house in the sky : a memoir
Title
A house in the sky
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
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Language
eng
Summary
The spectacularly dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her to the world's most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity--a beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and grace. At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble hometown to the big city and worked as a cocktail waitress, 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 went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth"--to report on the fighting there. On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted. A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of Lindhout's young guards and the men in charge of them. She is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to horrific abuse. She survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Lindhout's decision to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help educate Somali people women is a moving testament to the power of compassion and forgiveness
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Lindhout, Amanda
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no index present
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non fiction
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Corbett, Sara
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  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Journalists
  • Hostages
  • Somalia
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (book club in a bag)
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Note
This item was generously donated by the Red Rockin' Readers Book Club
Extent
10 books in a bag
Isbn
9781451651485
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, (book club in a bag)
Publication
Note
This item was generously donated by the Red Rockin' Readers Book Club
Extent
10 books in a bag
Isbn
9781451651485

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