By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s most lovely and foreign places, its so much imperiled and dangerous nations, after which into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written tale of braveness, resilience, and grace
As a toddler, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent family by means of paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself in its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she started saving her suggestions so she may commute the globe. desiring to comprehend the realm and dwell an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by way of every one experience, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling profession as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most threatening position on earth.” On her fourth day, she used to be kidnapped by means of a gaggle of masked males alongside a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, gets “wife lessons” from certainly one of her captors, and dangers a bold get away. Moved among a chain of deserted homes within the desolate tract, she survives on memory—every lush element of the area she skilled in her lifestyles ahead of captivity—and on approach, fortitude, and desire. while she is so much determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl stored in chains, at midnight, being tortured.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A condo within the Sky is the searingly intimate tale of an intrepid younger lady and her look for compassion within the face of unbelievable adversity.
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett