By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a girl whose interest led her to the world’s most lovely and overseas, 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 loved ones through 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 all started saving her assistance so she may well trip the globe. desiring to comprehend the area and stay an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the US, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened via 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 deadly position on earth.” On her fourth day, she was once kidnapped via a bunch 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 hazards a bold get away. Moved among a chain of deserted homes within the wilderness, she survives on memory—every lush aspect of the realm she skilled in her lifestyles ahead of captivity—and on method, fortitude, and desire. while she is so much determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the lady stored in chains, at midnight, being tortured.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the best novel, A apartment within the Sky is the searingly intimate tale of an intrepid younger girl and her look for compassion within the face of incredible adversity.
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