A HOUSE IN THE SKY
At the age of nineteen, Amanda Lindout moved from Red Deer to Calgary and began to travel the globe. She backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, And India, and, embolden 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 was abducted and then held captive for fifteen months.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A house in the sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young women and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity.