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 residence within the Sky. it's the New York Times bestselling memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s so much foreign 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 ny instances ebook 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 started saving her assistance so she may well shuttle the globe. meaning to comprehend the realm and stay an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, 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 occupation as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most threatening position on earth.” On her fourth day, she used to be kidnapped by means of a bunch of masked males alongside a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush element of the area she skilled in her existence earlier than captivity—and on technique, fortitude, and wish. while she is such a lot determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl saved in chains, within the dark.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A apartment within the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. finally it truly is compassion—for her naïve more youthful self, for her kidnappers—that turns into the most important to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).