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 condo within the Sky. it's the New York Times bestselling memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s so much 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 instances e-book Review).
As a baby, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent family by way of paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself traveling its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress, she all started saving her information so she may well trip the globe. meaning to comprehend the realm and stay an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened through every one event, 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 means of a gaggle of masked males alongside a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush aspect of the area she skilled in her existence ahead of 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 stored in chains, within the dark.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A condo within the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. eventually it's compassion—for her naïve more youthful self, for her kidnappers—that turns into the main to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).