By Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett
Amanda Lindhout wrote approximately her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A residence within the Sky. it's the New York Times bestselling memoir of a girl whose interest led her to the world’s so much overseas after which into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A younger woman’s harrowing coming-of-age tale and a rare narrative of forgiveness and religious triumph” (The manhattan instances booklet Review).
As a baby, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent family by means of paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself vacationing its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress, she begun saving her tips so she may go back and forth the globe. desiring to comprehend the area and dwell an important lifestyles, she backpacked via Latin the US, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by means of each one event, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling occupation as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most deadly position on earth.” On her fourth day, she was once kidnapped via a gaggle of masked males alongside a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush element of the area she skilled in her lifestyles sooner than captivity—and on procedure, fortitude, and wish. whilst she is such a lot determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl stored in chains, within the dark.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the best novel, A apartment within the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. eventually it's compassion—for her naïve more youthful self, for her kidnappers—that turns into the most important to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett