A house in the sky : a memoir / Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.
- ISBN: 9781451645606 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1451645600 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9781451645613 (pbk.) :
- ISBN: 1451645619 (pbk.) :
- Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
- 16 of 20 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
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|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||920/Lindhout (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Main||Adult Good Reads||GOOD READS (Text to Phone)||Checked out||02/11/2016|
|Beverly Main||Adult Nonfiction||PN 4913 .L495 2013 (Text to Phone)||Checked out||03/01/2016|
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|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||-|
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|North Shore - Lynn Campus||Stacks||PN 4913 .L495 A3 2014 (pbk.) (Text to Phone)||Available||-|
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|General Note:|| Paperback edition printed in 2014 includes an additional five pages of the Scribner Reading Group guide, with topics and questions for discussion.
|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.
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