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A house in the sky: a memoir
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[United States] : Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio, 2013.
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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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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, A., & Corbett, S. (2013). A house in the sky: a memoir. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio.

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Lindhout, Amanda and Sara. Corbett. 2013. A House in the Sky: A Memoir. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio.

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Lindhout, Amanda and Sara. Corbett, A House in the Sky: A Memoir. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio, 2013.

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Lindhout, Amanda., and Sara Corbett. A House in the Sky: A Memoir. Unabridged. [United States]: Recorded Books, Inc. by arrangement with Simon and Schuster Audio, 2013.

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