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A house in the sky : a memoir / Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.

Lindhout, Amanda. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781451645606
  • ISBN: 1451645600
  • ISBN: 9781451645613 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 1451645619 (pbk)
  • Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.

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0 current holds with 19 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/Lindhout (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Quick Picks QUICK PICKS (Text to phone) Checked out 01/08/2015
Beverly Main NEW PN 4913 .L495 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 01/08/2015
Danvers Adult Nonfiction PN 4913 L495 A3 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Biography B/L745 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynn Adult NonFiction 9/Lindhout, A/Lindhout (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction PN 4913 .L495 A3 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO LINDHOUT, AMANDA 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Biography 070.92 Lindhout (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks PN4913.L495 A3 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
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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. At the age of 18 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lindhout, Amanda.
Journalists > Canada > Biography.
Hostages > Somalia > Biography.
Somalia > History > 1991-
Corbett, Sara. (Added Author).

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