A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Title A House in the Sky PDF eBook
Author Amanda Lindhout
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 384
Release 2013-09-10
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1451645600

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Documents the author's backpacking tours through some of the world's most dangerous and war-ridden regions, describing her work as a fledgling television reporter, her brutal 15-month incarceration in Somalia and her founding of a non-profit organization to promote aid, development and education. 150,000 first printing.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Title A House in the Sky PDF eBook
Author Amanda Lindhout
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 400
Release 2014-06-17
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1451645619

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"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 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"--

A House of My Own

A House of My Own
Title A House of My Own PDF eBook
Author Sandra Cisneros
Publisher Vintage
Pages 400
Release 2015-10-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0385351348

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Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw autobiography, made up of essays and images spanning three decades-and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Written with her trademark lyricism, in these signature pieces the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street and winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature shares her transformative memories and reveals her artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, and deeply moving, A House of My Own is an exuberant celebration of a life lived to the fullest, from one of our most beloved writers.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
Title A House in the Sky PDF eBook
Author Steve Jenkins
Publisher Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Pages 37
Release 2020-12-11
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1684520738

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Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins shines as the author of this amusing and thorough introduction to animal homes. Turtles, birds, fish, beavers, and kangaroos are just like people--they need homes, and take up residence in unusual places. A simple main text introduces similarities between human and animal homes while sidebars detail the unique qualities of each animal and its home. Stylized yet realistic watercolor illustrations prove that nonfiction can be accurate and elegant, and readers of all ages will appreciate this layered narrative.

Poetry of Ruins and Rains

Poetry of Ruins and Rains
Title Poetry of Ruins and Rains PDF eBook
Author Munayem Mayenin
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 116
Release 2011
Genre
ISBN 1447715268

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A House of Cards

A House of Cards
Title A House of Cards PDF eBook
Author Alice S. Wolf
Publisher
Pages 290
Release 1896
Genre California
ISBN

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WHY NORMANDY? The Dream of a House in France

WHY NORMANDY? The Dream of a House in France
Title WHY NORMANDY? The Dream of a House in France PDF eBook
Author JOSIANE LECLERC-RIBONI
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 357
Release
Genre
ISBN 1304094626

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