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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Kept in chains, starved and abused, she survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind
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Summary
Documents the author's backpacking tours through some of the world's most dangerous and war-ridden regions, describing her work as a fledgling television reporter, her brutal 15-month incarceration in Somalia and her founding of a non-profit organization to promote aid, development and education. 150,000 first printing.
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217184
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lindhout, Amanda
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4913.L495
LC item number
A3 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Corbett, Sara
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Journalists
  • Hostages
  • Large type books
  • Somalia
Summary expansion
ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
653 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463791
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013032080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855362850
  • (OCoLC)ocn855362850
  • 337812
Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
653 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463791
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013032080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)855362850
  • (OCoLC)ocn855362850
  • 337812

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