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A House in the Sky
A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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 Somaliaa story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the worlds most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivityan exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace 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 Somaliathe 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 memoryevery lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivityand 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, being tortured. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, 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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PurpleyPumpkin
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Anothe book on my workplace tbr. This #nonfiction book sounds amazing and I‘ve heard only good things! #GratefulReads

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I almost chose this one! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's a good one. 1mo
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kells_bells
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“...the world is full of banana peels...”

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Melissa_J That book is incredible. 5mo
Eggs Sounds like a great memoir! 5mo
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Dragon
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After listening to one of the best motivational talks I‘ve ever heard, I had to buy an autographed book. She is such a lovely person! Amanda Lindhout hugged me and comforted me. Her story was so heartbreaking. Saw her while conferencing in Calgary.

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Becker
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Highly recommended. A very interesting memoir of a young Canadian woman who is kidnapped while traveling. If you like personal stories at all, you must pick this up.

BiblioLitten Sounds perfect. Stacked! 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks Yes!! It‘s such a great book! 8mo
Erofan I like the cover 😍 8mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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📚 A House in the Sky
🎬 Home Alone (duh)
🎤 “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Duh! 😂 8mo
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Chelseabillups30
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I don‘t know who Heather is.....but I do know that you NEED to read this book if you have not yet!!! Add it to your stack, but don‘t leave it in your TBR stack, dive in STAT. You won‘t regret it. 💯

ShelleyBooksie Loved this book! 11mo
Chelseabillups30 @ShelleyBooksie, it was AMAZING!!!! 11mo
Erinreadsthebooks Yes!! This book is so underrated and unknown. It is SO SO GOOD! 11mo
Chelseabillups30 @Erinreadsthebooks, yaaaaaassss girl!!! I want the entire world to know about it and discover the epicness that is within its pages!!!! 📚💯📖 11mo
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Chelseabillups30
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Captivating. Heartbreaking. Gut-wrenching. Infuriating.
Amanda Lindhout‘s story told within the pages of this book is all of this and more.
I immediately knew that this book would stick with me forever.
It is so eloquently written for such a harsh lived experience.
A page turner that I will not soon forget.
If you haven‘t picked this one up & gotten to dive into it‘s pages, run, do not walk,to your local bookstore or library for a copy.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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My book haul for the day. I went looking for a bday gift for my friend, ended up with 10.... for myself 🙈. I have a problem. Well actually one is for a swap, so not all are for me. #donttellmybf 🤫

MStew Great haul 😍 1y
AmyG Hahahaha.....one for you, 10 for me. 🤣👍🏻 (edited) 1y
laurenlovesliterature Well done! 1y
emmaturi Awesome! I loved Caraval! 1y
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goodbyefrancie
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@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I LOVE how proud you are of your hometown, and I love the items you sent for #Hometownswap! I've only been to Canada once for a short visit, but I definitely want to see Calgary! I am excited about those chocolates! Thanks so much, and again, sorry for the delay.

@MicrobeMom And @readinginthedark Thanks for hosting!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! I'm glad you like everything. I'm definitely a proud Canadian. 😄🍁 1y
CouronneDhiver Calgary is fun ... just be super prepared if you go there in the winter - it‘s COLD! 1y
mabell Wow! What a lovely collection of goodies! 1y
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DebbieGrillo
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Did you read this book? The Amanda Lindhout story is on Dateline right now!

Brenda I haven‘t read the book,but I‘ve wanted to ever since I heard her speak at a conference in Toronto a couple of years ago. 1y
GingerAntics Dateline is on now? We‘ve been watching shark week, waiting for Dateline to come on at 10/9c. What‘s happening?! lol I sure hope we‘re not missing it. 1y
DebbieGrillo @GingerAntics I'm watching PeachTree TV. It's probably a rerun. 1y
GingerAntics Oooooooooh, that makes me feel better. Even in reruns dateline is brilliant. I started watching this show when I was WAY too young to be watching it, really. 1y
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MelAnn
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Love the inside of this cover!!!! Just got started on this one - loved it from page 1.

Melissa_J This book is incredible! So hard to read at times though. 1y
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kelseynicburke
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April Reads ☔️

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Ke633
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So I‘m really forgetful.. I‘ll buy a book at a clearance sale and then buy it somewhere else.. 🙄🙄 this is where my extra books end up.. 😂😂 Hope someone enjoys them!!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Amanda Lindhout, a young reporter, was held captive for 460 days in Somalia... Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer arrested for teaching Christianity and held in Afghanistan for 105 days until rescued by US Special Forces. Not sure if I could have survived!!! #Strongwomen
#Warriors #Nuyear

Cinfhen Great choices! Amanda's story is brutal 💔I haven't read the other book 2y
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 2y
JenReadsAlot I loved A House in the Sky! 2y
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tif I read A House in the Sky last year. Was a great book. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen @TrishB @JenReadsAlot I need to read these again because it‘s been a long time!! (edited) 2y
tif @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks some people think it just shows that she was a stupid narcissistic girl who got what she deserved. I think those people have forgotten what it was like to be young and adventurous and should shut up. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tif I don‘t think anyone deserves that!! Those people that say that are just evil! I would be too scared to do something like that though honestly!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tif I can‘t ever seem to pull you up to tag you!! I don‘t know why!! 🤔 2y
tif @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks lol. Maybe it's because I don't have enough letters in my name 😁 2y
Cathythoughts What a beautiful book cover of birds 🦅❤️ 2y
Chandi Wow, I had not heard of House in the Sky, nor even heard of her capture, which it seems I might have, via some form of news, back when it happened. Maybe it wasn‘t “big news” because she‘s not a celebrity, (which is sad.) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Chandi yeah it‘s very sad that it didn‘t... 💔💔 2y
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Sha0102
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Loved the book. It's always good to read real history. #Sha2016

kendrastephaniekaryn One of my favourite books! Amanda is from Red Deer, which is about 1.5 hours from my hometown. I've net her a few times! 2y
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Bookgirl
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Finished. This true account of a Canadian woman who was kidnapped in Somalia and held captive for over a year will haunt you. Read it, but be prepared to feel anger, sorrow, shock. Given the news lately and all the cases of sexual harassment we have been bombarded with, it‘s hard for me not to dwell on the author‘s treatment at the hands of her captors vs. her male companion‘s treatment. The world is a more dangerous place for a woman. Period.

Rcoco Beautiful cover 2y
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Bookgirl
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When you‘ve had a book sitting on your TBR shelf for a year, finally open it, and can‘t believe you waited this long to read it. Not even 50 pages in and I‘m hooked. As always, Loki is a total enabler and is keeping me company as I avoid grading papers and sneak in a few more chapters. #petsoflitsy

JacqMac It‘s such a good book. And so horrifying. 2y
Lacythebookworm That‘s one of the few books that I couldn‘t stop reading and literally did not put down until I finished it. So good! And terrible. Like @JacqMac said! 2y
AmyG Sounds like a good book! I like the word horrifying. @JacqMac 2y
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DreeMorris Gorgeous cover!! 2y
LeeRHarry This book drove me mad...and not in a good way 😏 2y
Bookgirl @LeeRHarry uh oh.... 2y
Bookgirl @JacqMac @Lacythebookworm It‘s pretty good so far!! I‘m a little nervous to get to the horrible parts 2y
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tif
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Finished Behold the Dreamers and just started this one. I don't remember much about the circumstances that made the news and I've read mixed reviews so I'm interested to see what this one's like. So far I'm enjoying it despite the inherent white privilege of the narrator.

Libby1 This sounds spectacular. 2y
tif I'm enjoying it so far. 2y
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Cinfhen
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#SeptemBowie💔Growing up #underpressure to escape a difficult childhood, Amanda Lindhout dreamed of travel. Her naivety & false confidences led to a harrowing ordeal ~ kidnapped, she was sexually, physically & emotionally abused by a group of Somalian rebels. During this terrifying time, Amanda displayed immense resilience and bravery, suffering tremendous #guilt for causing her family & friends months of anguish #HardLessons 😢😭😢

TrishB A tough read! 2y
LeeRHarry This book drove me insane - I couldn't get past the fact that I found her so selfish at times - who puts their family through that? Anyway I'm getting down off my soapbox now.....😏 2y
Cinfhen I totally agree, I didn't even have enough characters to mention the ex boyfriend....I wont diminish what she went through but poor judgement is an understatement @LeeRHarry 😣 2y
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emilyhaldi I have to say I can already tell this would be a tough read for me due to the #poorjudgement aspect 😏 that just annoys me BEYOND 2y
EchoLogical This post is giving me mixed feelings about this book. Lol. To stack or not to stack? 🤔😆 2y
Cinfhen It's pretty brutal @EchoLogical what got me through was that picture of Amanda, a beautiful strong young woman who survived such a horrific ordeal. But there were too many instances when I wanted to shake her @emilyhaldi ~ it's like she was intentionally courting danger 2y
Aleida I kept thinking of what a coward her mate was. 2y
Cinfhen I wasn't a fan @Aleida of the bf but the poor guy got "screwed" ~ she dragged him into hell with her 2y
Aleida Neither of them were at fault. Saying they could've made better choices is akin to saying, maybe she shouldn't have worn that miniskirt. They shouldn't have gone into the frat house. I wouldn't. 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#augustgrrrl #livetotell @Cinfhen

This is one of my favourite books. Amanda Lindhout was an amateur journalist travelling through war-torn countries when she was kidnapped by child soldiers in Somalia. In this memoir, she tells the story of the terrible things that happened to her and the hope that kept her alive. Amanda is originally from a city in Alberta, and I have met her and helped raise money for her charity.

Cinfhen That's awesome that u got to meet her! Her story was so brutal to read 💔 2y
kendrastephaniekaryn @Cinfhen She's amazing. The work that she continues to do for child soldiers is incredible considering the things she went through. 2y
Melissa_J This book is amazing. So difficult to read at times though. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This memoir tells of the Canadian journalist's months of harrowing captivity when she was kidnapped by Islamist insurgents in Somalia. 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.
I started reading this in a bookstore a few weeks ago. Need to find a copy to finish reading it.
#livetotell #augustgrrrl @Cinfhen

Cinfhen This was such a harrowing read! I read it 2 years ago & I still remember it all 😢 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Abducted in Somalia and held for 460 days, this is her story...
#truestories
#riotgrams

tpixie Awesome cover. Intriguing story. 2y
Tamra Sounds interesting! 2y
Melissa_J This is an amazing book. I can't believe what Amanda Lindhout had to endure. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Melissa_J I can't either... 😥 idk if I could have... 2y
JenReadsAlot I loved that book! 2y
EllieDottie This looks really good! 2y
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SG2014
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#RockinMay When the author is kidnapped in in Somalia, she has to remind herself to #dontstopbelieving that her family and friends will continue to look for her and save her. The only thing that kept me going in this true story is knowing the Amanda lived to write and publish her story. #5555giveaway
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Cinfhen Such a compelling but brutal story! It was not an easy read but I was glad I stuck with it! Great choice! 3y
Megabooks Wow! 3y
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Cinfhen
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#LyricalApril Day 5 These books are compelling, captivating, emotional and ALL #TRUE 🎵💗🎵I'm always amazed at what humans can endure and overcome. Hopefully one day, I won't need to say that!
****TW~ House in the Sky~ sexual violence ****

LeahBergen I loved this song so much! 😂 3y
RachelO Morning! I know which song I'm going to have in my head all day! And that House in the sky cover is gorgeous! 3y
Cinfhen @LeahBergen @RachelO " ??I know, I know , I know...??" just look at those guys, if that doesn't scream 80's!!! And I agree, that's the same cover I borrowed from the library and it is stunning ? 3y
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RachelO @Cinfhen The hair. The shoulder pads. The skinny ties - when I was at school everyone tied their ties backwards & tucked the fat end in, to get that skinny tie look. Never quite had the same impact with a stripey yellow school tie, but... 3y
Cinfhen Shoulder pads!!!! 😂😂😂 @RachelO 3y
Lizpixie Ha! @RachelO @Cinfhen I had permed hair, fluorescent Go-Go croptop, frilled miniskirt and earrings so big my lobes were stretched. Love the 80s! 3y
Cinfhen @Lizpixie I thought I was Madonna...permed hair, a kerchief tied as a headband and a giziiion black rubber bands (goomies) up my wrist! #andIAMaMaterialGirl 3y
Lizpixie @Cinfhen me too! I had the rubber bands on one wrist and about 50 thin silver bangles on the other. You could hear me coming a mile away! #LikeAVirgin 3y
Cinfhen 🤣🤣🤣love your hashtag @Lizpixie 3y
erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen 🙌🏼 I was obsessed with this song in the 80s! Still loving it, love Spandau Ballet. 😊 @Cinfhen I know I'll be listening to this song the whole day! 3y
KarenUK That's some fabulous 80's hair right there! (edited) 3y
minkyb So fun waking up to read this discussion! The song is on a loop in my head. It could be worse. 3y
Cinfhen Sorry not sorry for the 80's throwback @minkyb @erzascarletbookgasm @KarenUK 3y
Cinfhen Waaah!!! The video won't play in my country 😠😤😡 @LauraBeth 3y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen it was when one member of Spandeau Ballet performed for Phil and Claire on Modern Family 😂 3y
Cinfhen I'll have to find it, thanks @LauraBeth I'm sure it's hilarious 😂 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks @LauraBeth, coz I can't view the video either 3y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen and @erzascarletbookgasm google modern family spandeau ballet and it should come up 3y
Cinfhen Just watched the episode sooo funny @LauraBeth I think I need to binge watch Modern Family this weekend 😜 3y
KarenUK @laurabeth That's hilarious! 😂😂😂 3y
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Oh, that is one of my favourite Modern Family episodes! 😂😂 3y
LeahBergen @Lizpixie I had a sweatshirt that said HOT on the front and COLD on the back in day-glo orange. I also had a Madonna period that saw me stealing my Nan's gloves and cutting the fingers off. 😂 (edited) 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen In my Madonna stage I wore black netting wrapped around my head and tied in a bow. 😂 3y
RachelO @LauraBeth My mission this weekend - I'll track this down somehow! 3y
RachelO @Cinfhen @Lizpixie The Shaggy Perm! I don't think my hair ever recovered 🤣. 3y
Cinfhen Same @LeahBergen I even drew a mole above my lip 💋 3y
Cinfhen And I had the FRANKIE says RELAX sweatshirt @LeahBergen (edited) 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen ?? I loved that "RELAX" shirt! 3y
Reviewsbylola Loved The Glass Castle and Henrietta Lacks! 3y
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Melissa_J
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Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia. Her survival is a testament to her strength of spirit. #shepersisted #Marchintoreading

kendrastephaniekaryn I love this book! Amanda's hometown is just a few hours away from me. 3y
JacqMac Excellent choice! I loved this book too. 3y
ReadingOver50 Lovely cover 3y
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SG2014
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This was a hard read. When I reminded myself that what I was reading actually happened to Amanda, I cringed. And then I would tell myself: she lives, she writes this book. And that is how I kept reading.
But I warn you, especially as a woman, this book scares me. And there were tears, really tears.
Has anyone read Nigel's book?
#sadbooks

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SG2014
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My weekend...When the husband is away....ok maybe I'll do the chores too..
It's hard to say that I love this book because the subject matter is so hard, which is what Gilmore girls is for...to make me smile.
And the knitting, well, that's me whenever I can
#toknitorread
#sadbooks
#gilmoregirls

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SG2014
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I see everyone's posts and I think: I wish I read faster, and am I the only one that reads #onebookatatime??

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SG2014
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"In every country, in every city, on every block, you'd find parents who loved their kids, neighbors who looked after one another, children ready to play"
#truth

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SG2014
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Emotionally preparing to start this memoir. I hear it's not for the faint of heart....but I cry for everything.....

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Nenacolours
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look at the sky and follow the line ......

LeeRHarry This book drove me bananas....and not in a good way! 😐 will be interested in your thoughts! 3y
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alleyfam51699
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This was an excellent book. I learned so much about places I've heard the name of but did not know anything about them. This book is very raw and real. She does a great job of telling her story.

BellaBookNook I have this on my shelf but haven't read it yet. This might have to change!😀 3y
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Kirstyb
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My weekend projects. The book is a memoir by a woman who was kidnapped in Somalia when she was working as a freelance reporter. Honest, terrifying, and gripping--this was a great read.

Dolly Are you knitting too? 3y
Kirstyb @Dolly I was winding wool for a project, but yes, usually I am knitting too--especially now that it's a little cooler here. 3y
SG2014 What did you make with the yarn? 3y
Kirstyb @SG2014 Nothing yet, but it's destined to be fingerless mitts. Maybe! 3y
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StaceyKondla
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It was a crazy long day, but completely amazing! We had Amanda Lindhout at my store - she was an amazing speaker and so very nice! This is the last photo of the night - all of us that worked the event with Amanda Lindhout herself 😊

MrBook Nice! 😊👏🏻👌🏻 3y
Dragon Sounds like such a great evening 😀 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Awesome! 3y
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Cinfhen
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#Augustphotochallenge #innocence Amanda Lindhout's harrowing account of her kidnapping and captivity is an extreme study of naivety and innocence. Her courage to persevere and forgive is beyond extraordinary. A difficult but rewarding read!

Leelee08 This is in my TBR pile at home😀 3y
Cinfhen @Leelee08 ha, we must have similar taste👍🏻 3y
LeeRHarry I couldn't handle this book as I just thought she was selfish and beyond naive - felt so sorry for her poor family - I finished it because it was for my bookgroup but I gave it away immediately!! It would be of interest to read her Australian co-hostage's book to make a comparison. 3y
Cinfhen @LeeRHarry I did find a lot of her actions incredibly stupid and irresponsible but part of me felt sorry for her lack of better judgement. Yes, that poor guy and her parents! I wasn't aware that he had written a book...will definitely look into it 3y
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Cgroshko
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Pickpick

A sobering read, this true story kept me glued to the pages for two days. I actually cried (I rarely cry), it's shocking, stomach turning, frightening, an emotional roller coaster considering everything she went through is true. Not for the faint of heart but a fantastic detailed read.

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Bakingbookworm
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My fav read of 2016! A riveting, emotional and inspiring account of a Canadian journalist being taken hostage in Somali in 2008. I was amazed at how captivated I was considering you know the outcome of Lindhout's ordeal. I simply loved this book. 5 STARS

Ehbooklover Told you! 🙂 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Thanks for the review @Bakingbookworm. I will add it to my list! 3y
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Bakingbookworm
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An exceptionally strong young woman put through absolute horrors. Her mental and physical stamina are amazing.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I got a lot out of this book. Really interesting and amazing story 3y
Bakingbookworm Me too! I'm just working on my review now. I had to sit back and digest it a bit first. An amazingly resilient woman. And a Canadian, t'boot! 3y
Erinreadsthebooks I loved this one! One of my favorites 3y
Bakingbookworm It was amazing!! My fav book so far of 2016 3y
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Bakingbookworm
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Watching the Jays game & reading. This is sometimes a difficult read due to the subject (and the fact that I know these events actually happened to her) but an outstanding read too. I have 100 pages to go and even though I know how it pans out I'm still on the edge of my seat.

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Bakingbookworm
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I'm currently on page 60 and already this is a hard to put down book about a Canadian woman who is a abducted and held hostage in Somalia. I know this abduction will happen to her and that's making me really anxious. I want her to turn around and go home!

MrBook Wow, interesting premise. Nice cover! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin I'm really interested in your review of this book. I want to read it but I also dread reading it because I know the real story. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good book! I found it fascinating and terrifying at the same time. 3y
Bakingbookworm @PurpleyPumpkin I know what you mean. I keep wanting to tell her not to make certain decisions. Knowing it happened to her makes it a lot harder to read. Well written though and quite hard to put down. 3y
Bakingbookworm @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com That's how I'm feeling right now! 3y
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Leelee08
A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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My TBT for Tuesday! I can't wait to get started on the next book in the Outlander series, and then on to some non-fiction--- everything from a Conan Doyle biography to a hostage memoir in Somalia. Man, I don't know what I'd do without books.

Erinreadsthebooks A House in the Sky is one of my favorite memoirs I've ever read! 3y
Leelee08 @Erinstutts I can't wait. I've wanted to read it for sooooo long!! 3y
BookMusings Loved that memoir! 3y
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Leelee08 @BookMusings I can't wait to dig in! 3y
NotYourHandmaid A house in the sky was so good and so difficult to read. 3y
quirkyreader Alright, some good old Herman Melville. 3y
Leelee08 @Anobjectinmotion That's been my only fear about reading it...I tend to get emotional about that type of stuff. 3y
Leelee08 @quirkyreader Gotta love some Melville!! 3y
razmanda Outlander! Such a great series. 3y
Leelee08 @razmanda It is! I'm in love.😍 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled A House in the Sky is good - Im astonished at what she had to endure. Great read. 3y
Leelee08 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com I'm looking forward to it. 3y
catatonic1242 Dumb it down for me... Which one is about the hostage in Somalia? /drunkcommenting 3y
bookishkris Voyager is my fave of all the Outlander books. 3y
Leelee08 @catatonic1242 LOL😀 A House in the Sky 3y
Leelee08 @bookishkris I'm a little nervous about it. The whole time-lapse thing worries me a bit. I'm worried I'm not going to be as in love with the characters anymore, especially after everything that has happened. Fingers crossed! 😬 3y
bookishkris @Leelee08 it explains SO much, answers lots of questions, and opens up new chapters in everyone's lives. 3y
Leelee08 @bookishkris Good! I feel better now!😀 3y
JillMoore1226 Read all the books! 3y
Little_Reader You're going to love Voyager! I'm about 300 pages in and it is just as good as the first two so far. 3y
Leelee08 @Little_Reader Awesome!! I can't wait! 3y
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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Stunning illustration of finding hope and light in the most unlikely of places.

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