New PDF release: A House in the Sky: A Memoir

By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

ISBN-10: 1451645627

ISBN-13: 9781451645620

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s most pretty and distant places, its so much imperiled and threatening nations, after which into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written tale of braveness, resilience, and grace

As a baby, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent loved ones via paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself in its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she started saving her tips so she may trip the globe. desiring to comprehend the realm and reside an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the United States, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened through every one experience, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling profession as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most threatening position on earth.” On her fourth day, she was once kidnapped by means of a gaggle of masked males alongside a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, gets “wife lessons” from one among her captors, and hazards a bold get away. Moved among a chain of deserted homes within the barren region, she survives on memory—every lush aspect of the realm she skilled in her lifestyles earlier than captivity—and on approach, fortitude, and wish. whilst she is such a lot determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the lady saved in chains, at midnight, being tortured.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A apartment within the Sky is the searingly intimate tale of an intrepid younger lady and her look for compassion within the face of unbelievable adversity.

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