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A House in the Sky A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

A House in the Sky A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything

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Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia while working there as a journalist, she suffered almost 18 months of captivity, at times almost unbearable to read, it is her unquenchable will that kept her going and gives her book such power. The book is also grounded in that we learn something of Amanda’s background and her discovery of travel, her need to experience some of the extremes on our planet.

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A House in the Sky A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

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Amanda Lindhout is an award winning humanitarian, social activist, public speaker and writer, as well as the Founder and former Executive Director of the Global Enrichment Foundation.

A woman whose compassion and determination are a powerful portrait of the strength of the human spirit, she founded the Global Enrichment Foundation to empower, educate and provide aid in the very country where she lost her freedom. Amanda’s trajectory as a woman of unique resilience, vision and action has made her an inspiring example of how one person can enact positive change on a worldwide scale. In 2012, the Women’s Executive Network named Amanda one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Her memoir, A House in the Sky, co-written with New York Times contributing writer Sara Corbett, is the story of a young woman aspiring to live a significant life. 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”, where she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.

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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Publication date

3rd April 2014


Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

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Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


384 pages


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