By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
BREAKING information: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught.
Amanda Lindhout wrote approximately her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A condominium within the Sky. it's the New York Times bestselling memoir of a girl whose interest led her to the world’s such a lot distant places after which into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A younger woman’s harrowing coming-of-age tale and a unprecedented narrative of forgiveness and non secular triumph” (The big apple occasions e-book Review).
As a toddler, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent loved ones via paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself vacationing its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress, she begun saving her advice so she may possibly shuttle the globe. desiring to comprehend the realm and reside an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by means of every one experience, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling occupation as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most deadly position on earth.” On her fourth day, she used to be kidnapped by way of a bunch of masked males alongside a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush element of the realm she skilled in her lifestyles sooner than captivity—and on technique, fortitude, and desire. whilst she is so much determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl stored in chains, within the dark.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the best novel, A residence within the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. eventually it truly is compassion—for her naïve more youthful self, for her kidnappers—that turns into the main to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).