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

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A house in the sky : a memoir
Title
A house in the sky
Title remainder
a memoir
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Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
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Language
eng
Summary
Amanda Lindhout reads her 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 Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and worked as a cocktail waitress, saving her tips so she could travel the globe. As a child, she escaped a violent household by paging through National Geographic and imagining herself in its exotic locales. Now she would see those places for real. She backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each experience, went on to travel solo across Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a TV reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth"--to report on the fighting there. On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted. An astoundingly intimate and harrowing account of Lindhout's fifteen months as a captive, A House in the Sky illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her young guards and the men in charge of them. She is kept in chains, nearly starved, and subjected to unthinkable abuse. She survives by imagining herself in a "house in the sky," looking down at the woman shackled below, and finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Lindhout's decision, upon her release, to counter the violence she endured by founding an organization to help the Somali people rebuild their country through education is a wrenching testament to the capacity of the human spirit and an astonishing portrait of the power of compassion and forgiveness
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technical information on music
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Lindhout, Amanda
Dewey number
070.92
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LC call number
PN4913.L495
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biography
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Read by Amanda Lindhout
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Corbett, Sara
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  • Lindhout, Amanda
  • Journalists
  • Hostages
  • Somalia
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A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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ocn965378723
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 17 min., 04 sec.))
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online
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9781442367494
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Label
A house in the sky : a memoir, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965378723
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 17 min., 04 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781442367494
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
985E8BA5-D0A2-4FEE-9145-1FA3021CC26D
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(OCoLC)965378723
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