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A house in the sky : a memoir

Author: Amanda Lindhout; Sara Corbett
Publisher: New York : Scribner, June 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, Amanda Lindhout 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, and India. Emboldened by each adventure, she went on to Sudan, Syria, and warridden Afghanistan and Iraq, where she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Amanda Lindhout; Amanda Lindhout
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Lindhout; Sara Corbett
ISBN: 9781451645613 1451645619
OCLC Number: 881634788
Notes: Includes a Scribner reading group guide.
"New York Times Bestseller" -- cover.
Description: 373 pages, 7 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.

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"At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, Amanda Lindhout 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, and India. Emboldened by each adventure, she went on to Sudan, Syria, and warridden Afghanistan and Iraq, where she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, August 2008, she traveled to Somalia--"the most dangerous placed 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 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. 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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