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The Resource A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky

Label
A House in the Sky
Title
A House in the Sky
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Summary
The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia—a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world's most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, 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 Somalia—"the 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 converts to Islam as a survival tactic, receives "wife lessons" from one of her captors, and risks a daring escape. Moved between a series of abandoned houses in the desert, she survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and 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, being tortured. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity
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  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Corbett, Sara
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
Label
A House in the Sky
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c5844326-ecbf-4bfb-b77c-2c9c657703b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451645620
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A House in the Sky
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c5844326-ecbf-4bfb-b77c-2c9c657703b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781451645620
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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