A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky

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BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout's lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught.

Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world's most remote places and then into captivity: "Exquisitely told...A young woman's harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph" (The New York Times Book… (more)

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In the cleanest prose, she and Corbett allow events both horrific and absurd — like Lindhout’s diligently translating, from a smartphone, a message to jihadis from Osama bin Laden — to unfold on their own. Lindhout’s resilience transforms the story from a litany of horrors into a humbling encounter with the human spirit.

It’s painful reading, but readers will probably find inspiration in her ability to endure hardship. The book should also be mandatory for anybody who feels compelled to work in the toughest parts of the world.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (September 10, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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