Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

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Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743772173

Category:

Page: 208

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Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.

Let's Take the Long Way Home

A Memoir of Friendship

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Author: Gail Caldwell

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812979117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.

A Long Way Home

A Memoir

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Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards! This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again... At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

No Way Home

A Memoir of Life on the Run

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Author: Tyler Wetherall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250112192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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""In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." --Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face Tyler had lived in fifteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine. She didn't think this was strange until Scotland Yard showed up in her bucolic English village, and she discovered her family had been living a lie. Her father was a fugitive and their family name was an alias. They had been living in California back in 1983 when the Feds originally caught up with her dad; it was the same year Tyler was born. Her parents decided to go on the run with the three young children, and they spent the next few years traveling across Europe, assuming different identities, living in a series of beautiful places, from Portugal to Tuscany, paid for with drug money. Now her dad had fled once more, except this time he didn't take her with him. Despite the danger involved, for the following two years he flew Tyler and her siblings out to see him in secret wherever he was in hiding, until on her 12th birthday Scotland Yard followed Tyler to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, where her father was eventually captured. It was over the summers spent visiting her dad in prison in California, as she grew into an increasingly self-destructive teenager, that he told her the truth about his criminal life. He had been a pot smuggler in the seventies, and his organization had b[r]ought in marijuana worth nearly a half billion dollars from Thailand. In this emotionally detailed and carefully wrought memoir about growing up as a fugitive's daughter, Tyler Wetherall pieces together the story of her parents' past, which ultimately helps her understand her own" --

Places I Stopped on the Way Home

A Memoir of Chaos and Grace

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Author: Meg Fee

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785783041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A beautiful memoir from an exciting young writer, Meg Fee, on finding her way in New York City. Full of the dramas and quiet moments that make up a life, told with humour, heart, and hope. In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City – from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere, and finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village. Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. Join Meg on her heart-wrenching journey, as she cuts the difficult path to finding herself and finding home.

Half the Way Home

A Memoir of Father and Son

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Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618439201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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The author, an activist in the anti-war movement and co-founder of "Mother Jones," America's largest progressive magazine, recounts his relationship with his father, chief of a multinational corporation that owned mines all over South Africa. Reprint.

A Strong West Wind

A Memoir

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Author: Gail Caldwell

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812972562

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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A memoir by the critic for "The Boston Globe" offers a portrait of growing up in the Texas Panhandle during the 1950s and 1960s, describing her introspective childhood, love of reading, turbulent romance, and rebellion against her beloved father.

The Longest Trip Home

A Memoir

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Author: John Grogan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061980886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Meet the Grogans Before there was Marley, there was a gleefully mischievous boy navigating his way through the seismic social upheaval of the 1960s. On the one side were his loving but comically traditional parents, whose expectations were clear. On the other were his neighborhood pals and all the misdeeds that followed. The more young John tried to straddle these two worlds, the more spectacularly, and hilariously, he failed. Told with Grogan's trademark humor and affection, The Longest Trip Home is the story of one son's journey into adulthood to claim his place in the world. It is a story of faith and reconciliation, breaking away and finding the way home again, and learning in the end that a family's love will triumph over its differences.

Celtic Road Home

A Memoir

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Author: Ann Doolan-Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732385108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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This is my very first novel and it is a story written from the heart. It centers on a young, naive Dublin woman who decides to travel across seven countries. Along the journey, she never gives up on reaching her Ultimate end goal; which is reach the promised shores of America.

New Life, No Instructions

A Memoir

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Author: Gail Caldwell

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812981871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Traces the story of the author's midlife losses of her closest companions and her decision to pursue a corrective surgery that unexpectedly restored her sense of self and her connection to her community.

A Long Way from Tipperary

What a Former Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth

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Author: John Dominic Crossan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061978265

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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I have spent thirty years reconstructing the historical Jesus. I have done so self-consciously and self-critically and have tried to do the same on reconstructing myself. But what justifies this memoir is how my own personal experience, from Ireland to America, from priest to professor, from monastery to university, and ... from celibacy to marriage, may have influenced that reconstruction. Where has it helped me see what others have not, and where has it made invisible to me what others find obvious?-from A Long Way from Tipperary From his upbringing in Ireland to front-page coverage in the New York Times and mention in cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report, John Dominic Crossan-who has courageously pioneered the contemporary quest for the historical Jesus-has dared to go his own way. In this candid and engaging memoir, the world's foremost Jesus scholar reveals what he has discovered over a lifetime of open-eyed, fearless exploration of God, Jesus, Christianity, and himself. Crossan shares his provocative thinking on such issues as how one can be a Christian without going to church; whether God is vengeful, or just, or both; and why Jesus is more like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. than like the Pope or Jerry Falwell. Raised in the traditional Irish Catholic Church, Crossan inherited a faith that was "accepted fully and internalized completely but undiscussed, uninvestigated, and uncriticized." A dauntless spirit whose imagination was ignited not by piety but by the lure and challenge of adventure, he became a monk to travel and explore the world, unaware that his most thrilling quests would be scholarly and spiritual. "God had going the best adventure around," Crossan confesses. Because he could never subject his theological convictions and historical findings to the restrictions of the Church, Crossan chose to leave the monastery and priesthood. Speaking of this time in his life, Crossan writes, "Not even a vow of obedience could make me sing a song I did not hear." But he never abandoned the Roman Catholic community or tradition and never lost his faith. He has devoted his life and career to a reexamination of what he calls "necessary open-heart surgery on Christianity itself."

The Longest Way Home

One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

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Author: Andrew McCarthy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667515

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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WITH AN IRREPRESSIBLE TASTE for adventure, candor, and a vivid sense of place, award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy takes us on a deeply personal journey played out amid some of the world’s most evocative locales. Unable to commit to his fiancée of nearly four years—and with no clear understanding of what’s holding him back—Andrew McCarthy finds himself at a crossroads, plagued by doubts that have clung to him for a lifetime. Something in his character has kept him always at a distance, preventing him from giving himself wholeheartedly to the woman he loves and from becoming the father that he knows his children deserve. So before he loses everything he cares about, Andrew sets out to look for answers. Hobbling up the treacherous slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, dodging gregarious passengers aboard an Amazonian riverboat, and trudging through dense Costa Rican rain forests—Andrew takes us on exotic trips to some of the world’s most beautiful places, but his real journey is one of the spirit. On his soul-searching voyages, Andrew traces the path from his New Jersey roots, where acting saved his life—and early fame almost took it away—to his transformation into a leading travel writer. He faces the real costs of his early success and lays bare the evolving nature of his relationships with women. He explores a strained bond with his father, and how this complex dynamic shapes his own identity as a parent. Andrew charts his journey from ambivalence to confidence, from infidelity and recklessness to acceptance and a deeper understanding of the internal conflicts of his life. A gifted writer with an unsparing eye, Andrew relishes bizarre encounters with the characters whom he encounters, allowing them to challenge him in unexpected ways. He gets into peculiar, even dangerous situations that put him to the test—with mixed results. Disarmingly likable, Andrew is open, honest, and authentic on every page, and what emerges is an intimate memoir of self-discovery and an unforgettable love song to the woman who would be his wife.

Ten Minutes from Home

A Memoir

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Author: Beth Greenfield

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307462077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Ten Minutes from Home is the poignant account of how a suburban New Jersey family struggles to come together after being shattered by tragedy. In this searing, sparely written, and surprisingly wry memoir, Beth Greenfield shares what happens in 1982 when, as a twelve-year-old, she survives a drunk-driving accident that kills her younger brother Adam and best friend Kristin. As the benign concerns of adolescence are re­placed by crushing guilt and grief, Beth searches for hope and support in some likely and not-so-likely places (General Hospital, a kindly rabbi, the bottom of a keg), eventually discovering that while life is fragile, love doesn’t have to be. Ten Minutes from Home exquisitely captures both the heartache of lost innocence and the solace of strength and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

My Long Trip Home

A Family Memoir

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Author: Mark Whitaker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In a dramatic, moving work of historical reporting and personal discovery, Mark Whitaker, award-winning journalist, sets out to trace the story of what happened to his parents, a fascinating but star-crossed interracial couple, and arrives at a new understanding of the family dramas that shaped their lives—and his own. His father, “Syl” Whitaker, was the charismatic grandson of slaves who grew up the child of black undertakers from Pittsburgh and went on to become a groundbreaking scholar of Africa. His mother, Jeanne Theis, was a shy World War II refugee from France whose father, a Huguenot pastor, helped hide thousands of Jews from the Nazis and Vichy police. They met in the mid-1950s, when he was a college student and she was his professor, and they carried on a secret romance for more than a year before marrying and having two boys. Eventually they split in a bitter divorce that was followed by decades of unhappiness as his mother coped with self-recrimination and depression while trying to raise her sons by herself, and his father spiraled into an alcoholic descent that destroyed his once meteoric career. Based on extensive interviews and documentary research as well as his own personal recollections and insights, My Long Trip Home is a reporter’s search for the factual and emotional truth about a complicated and compelling family, a successful adult’s exploration of how he rose from a turbulent childhood to a groundbreaking career, and, ultimately, a son’s haunting meditation on the nature of love, loss, identity, and forgiveness.

A Long Way from Home

Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties

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Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375759352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The television journalist describes life growing up in the heart of the American Midwest and his early journalism career in the 1960s, reflecting on the people, places, culture, and values that shaped him and continue to shape him today.

Island Home

A Landscape Memoir

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Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571319581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A wild, rhapsodic celebration of Australia and its landscape, from one of its finest writers

Almost Home

A Memoir

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Author: Hilary Harper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998626208

Category: Adoptees

Page: 271

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A memoir about the search for an unknown father, in spite of impossible odds.

A Good Home

A Memoir

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Author: Cynthia Reyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1927483484

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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“"A Good Home" will delight your soul and touch your heart. There is magic in these words!” —DEBRA USHER, President and Editor-in-Chief, "Arabella Magazine" “ Cynthia Reyes’ glass is almost always half full, but ours, as we read her uplifting story, brims over.” —COLIN McALLISTER and JUSTIN RYAN, www.colinandjustin.tv "A Good Home" is an addictive read, a profoundly emotional book about the author’s early life in rural Jamaica, her move to urban North America, and her trips back home, all told through vivid descriptions of the unique homes she has lived in — from a tiny pink house in Jamaica and a mountainside cabin near Vancouver to the historic Victorian farmhouse she lives in today, surrounded by neighbors who share spicy Malaysian noodles and seafood, Greek pastries and roast lamb, and Italian tomato sauce and wine (really strong wine). Full of lovingly drawn characters and vividly described places, "A Good Home" takes the reader through deeply moving stories of marriage, children, the death of parents, and an accident that takes its high-flying author down a humbling notch. Its pages sparkle with stories and reflections on home as: A foundation on which to build connections with children, relatives, and friendsA place to celebrate the joys of elegant design, overflowing gardens (except for the wisteria vine, which "cannot" be coaxed into blooming), and the sharing of good foodA wise teacher, showing us who we really were — and who we really areWhen this brave, clear-eyed, and honest book returns, full circle, to the way it began, readers will want to read it all over again. Cynthia Reyes has published non-fiction stories in "Arabella Magazine," one of the fastest-growing magazines in the United States and Canada, as well as in the "Globe and Mail" and "Toronto Life." Reyes is a former journalist and executive producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. More than a hundred episodes of her programs have appeared on network television. She is the winner of national and international awards and acclaim for her work as a television producer, project leader, and public speaker, including the Children’s Broadcast Institute Award and the Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film and Television.

It Was Me All Along

A Memoir

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Author: Andie Mitchell

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 077043326X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.