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The Resource A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

Label
A house in the sky : a memoir
Title
A house in the sky
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace. At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and worked as a cocktail waitress, saving her tips so she could travel the globe. As a child, she escaped a violent household by paging through National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. Now she would see those places for real. She backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each experience, went on to travel solo across Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a TV reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth"--To report on the fighting there. On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted. An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout's fifteen months as a captive, A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her young guards and the men in charge of them. She is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to unthinkable abuse. She survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," looking down at the woman shackled below, and finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Lindhout's decision, upon her release, to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help the Somali people rebuild their country through education is a wrenching testament to the capacity of the human spirit and an astonishing portrait of the power of compassion and forgiveness"--
  • "The spectacularly dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her to the world's most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity--a beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and grace. At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble hometown to the big city and worked as a cocktail waitress, 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 went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth"--To report on the fighting there. On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted. A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of Lindhout's young guards and the men in charge of them. She is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to horrific abuse. She survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Lindhout's decision to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help educate Somali people women is a moving testament to the power of compassion and forgiveness"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindhout, Amanda
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Corbett, Sara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Journalists
  • Hostages
  • Somalia
  • Hostages
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Journalists
  • Hostages
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Somalia
  • Hostages
  • Journalists
  • Canada
  • Somalia
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- My world -- The drink -- Going somewhere -- A small truth affirmed -- A haircut on a lake -- Hello, madame -- The rule of proximity -- Don't f*** with Afghanistan -- The start of a new sentence -- A camera and a plan -- Press pass -- The Red Zone -- Doors wide open -- Crossing -- My hurricane -- Taken -- Tuna fish and tea -- Ransom -- Electric house -- Amina -- Paradise -- Today's a good day -- Blame the girl -- Maya -- Catch-22 -- A feast is a feast -- The desert -- Call home -- Christmas -- Escape -- My sister -- Tacky house -- Documents -- New rules -- A house in the sky -- Danger is coming -- The snap -- Omar -- Positive house -- Wife lessons -- Everything is changed -- The bird -- A notebook and a promise -- Beginning to understand -- Epilogue
Control code
816512740
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781451651690
Lccn
2013016015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 655
System control number
(OCoLC)816512740
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- My world -- The drink -- Going somewhere -- A small truth affirmed -- A haircut on a lake -- Hello, madame -- The rule of proximity -- Don't f*** with Afghanistan -- The start of a new sentence -- A camera and a plan -- Press pass -- The Red Zone -- Doors wide open -- Crossing -- My hurricane -- Taken -- Tuna fish and tea -- Ransom -- Electric house -- Amina -- Paradise -- Today's a good day -- Blame the girl -- Maya -- Catch-22 -- A feast is a feast -- The desert -- Call home -- Christmas -- Escape -- My sister -- Tacky house -- Documents -- New rules -- A house in the sky -- Danger is coming -- The snap -- Omar -- Positive house -- Wife lessons -- Everything is changed -- The bird -- A notebook and a promise -- Beginning to understand -- Epilogue
Control code
816512740
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781451651690
Lccn
2013016015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 655
System control number
(OCoLC)816512740

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