LION

Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843709705
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

A Long Way Home

Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698155091
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Take the Long Way Home

Author: Susan Gordon Lydon
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: UCSC:32106011826416
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Political Science

A former heroin addict describes writing for The New York Times, her role in the founding of Rolling Stone, how her twenty-five-year addiction alienated her from family, friends, and her talent, and her difficult recovery. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Let s Take the Long Way Home

Author: Gail Caldwell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588369895
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions.

R ckkehr ins Leben

Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher:
ISBN: 3593382644
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sierra Leone

Der autobiografische Bericht des ehemaligen Kindersoldaten Ishmael Beah aus Sierra Leone, der heute in den Vereinigten Staaten lebt, beginnt mit seiner Kindheit in Sierra Leone. Ishmael ist ein fröhlicher Junge, der Hip-Hop liebt und Shakespeare liest. Im Alter von 12 Jahren macht er sich mit ein paar Freunden auf den Weg zu einem Hip-Hop-Wettbewerb, als unerwartet der Bürgerkrieg ausbricht. Ganz abrupt wird das normale Leben beendet. Ishmael versucht während längerer Zeit mit anderen Kindern alleine im Urwald zu überleben, bis er von Truppen der nationalen Armee zum Kindersoldaten gemacht wird. In den folgenden drei Jahren wird er Zeuge von Folter und Mord und begeht selbst Grausamkeiten. Dank eines Rehabilitationscamps von UNICEF findet er als einer von wenigen trotz traumatischer Erlebnisse den Weg zurück ins normale Leben. Das Buch zeigt nicht nur die schreckliche Zeit als Kindersoldat, sondern wirft einen Blick auf Ishmaels Kindheit und erzählt von seinem Leben nach dem Krieg. Einerseits erhält der Leser einen Einblick in Ishmaels damaliges Denken und Fühlen, andererseits fliesst immer auch seine heutige rückblickende und verarbeitende Sichtweise ein. Diese beiden Perspektiven tragen wesentlich zum Verständnis eines Geschehens bei, in dem Ishmael zugleich Opfer und Täter ist. Er geht mit seinen Erfahrungen offen um; daher werden Grausamkeiten detailliert geschildert und die Gewaltdarstellungen sind brutal und oftmals unfassbar. Das persönliche Schicksal des ums Überleben kämpfenden Jungen steht im Zentrum, die politische Situation wird nicht kommentiert. Dies widerspiegelt die damalige Situation von Ishmael, der selbst nicht genau über die Gründe des Krieges und über ideologische Differenzen Bescheid wusste. Eine Zeittafel und eine Landkarte ergänzen den Bericht. (Verlagstext).

Penguin Bloom

Author: Cameron Bloom
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 9783641210588
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Wie ein kleiner Vogel einer Familie die Lebensfreude zurückschenkte Penguin Bloom ist schon jetzt ein absoluter Publikumsliebling. Die lustigen, einfach zauberhaften Fotos der frechen Elster und ihrer australischen Adoptivfamilie gingen über die sozialen Medien durch die ganze Welt. Was die Fans nicht kennen, ist die bewegende Geschichte hinter den großartigen Bildern. Es ist die wahre Geschichte der Familie Bloom, die nach einem tragischen Unfall beinahe zerbricht und durch den witzigen kleinen Vogel namens Penguin gerettet wird.

The Long Way Home

Author: John Demont
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771025136
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: History

The province's premier journalist tells the story he was born to write. No journalist has travelled the back roads, hidden vales and fog-soaked coves of Nova Scotia as widely as John DeMont. No writer has spent as much time considering its peculiar warp and weft of humanity, geography and history. The Long Way Home is the summation of DeMont's years of travel, research and thought. It tells the story of what is, from the European view of things, the oldest part of Canada. Before Confederation it was also the richest, but now Nova Scotia is among the poorest. Its defining myths and stories are mostly about loss and sheer determination. Equal parts narrative, memoir and meditation, The Long Way Home chronicles with enthralling clarity a complex and multi-dimensional story: the overwhelming of the first peoples and the arrival of a mélange of pioneers who carved out pockets of the wilderness; the random acts and unexplained mysteries; the shameful achievements and noble failures; the rapture and misery; the twists of destiny and the cold-heartedness of fate. This is the biography of a place that has been hardened by history. A place full of reminders of how great a province it has been and how great—with the right circumstances and a little luck—it could be again.

Taking a Long Road Home

Author: Eugene C. Bianchi
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621892106
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This memoir invites readers to explore stages of their own spiritual journey. Bianchi graphically describes his path from an Italian immigrant family on the West Coast, through twenty years as a Jesuit, to being a professor of religious studies at Emory University. As he develops a more this-worldly inner life, Bianchi struggles with church teachings about Christ, sexuality, and authority. He candidly reveals how failed marriages gave him a humbler grasp of meeting the transcendent in everyday problems. He embraces a contemplative spirituality that links Buddhist and Taoist practices with western mysticism. With a foot in Christianity, he shows how to walk a way of inter-spirituality as a meaningful road for the contemporary seeker. For Bianchi this involves becoming a metaphorical Christian as he moves away from religious certitudes of early life to find spirit in nature and humanity. Bianchi, a well-known writer on spiritual aging, challenges Baby Boomers to craft a contemplative life that works for them today. With his wife and two cats, he discovers a home for body and spirit along the banks of the Oconee River in Athens, Georgia.

The Long Journey Home

Author: Margaret Robison
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 1588369226
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

First introduced to the world in her sons’ now-classic memoirs—Augusten Burroughs’s Running with Scissors and John Elder Robison’s Look Me in the Eye—Margaret Robison now tells her own haunting and lyrical story. A poet and teacher by profession, Robison describes her Southern Gothic childhood, her marriage to a handsome, brilliant man who became a split-personality alcoholic and abusive husband, the challenges she faced raising two children while having psychotic breakdowns of her own, and her struggle to regain her sanity. Robison grew up in southern Georgia, where the façade of 1950s propriety masked all sorts of demons, including alcoholism, misogyny, repressed homosexuality, and suicide. She met her husband, John Robison, in college, and together they moved up north, where John embarked upon a successful academic career and Margaret brought up the children and worked on her art and poetry. Yet her husband’s alcoholism and her collapse into psychosis, and the eventual disintegration of their marriage, took a tremendous toll on their family: Her older son, John Elder, moved out of the house when he was a teenager, and her younger son, Chris (who later renamed himself Augusten), never completed high school. When Margaret met Dr. Rodolph Turcotte, the therapist who was treating her husband, she felt understood for the first time and quickly fell under his idiosyncratic and, eventually, harmful influence. Robison writes movingly and honestly about her mental illness, her shortcomings as a parent, her difficult marriage, her traumatic relationship with Dr. Turcotte, and her two now-famous children, Augusten Burroughs and John Elder Robison, who have each written bestselling memoirs about their family. She also writes inspiringly about her hard-earned journey to sanity and clarity. An astonishing and enduring story, The Long Journey Home is a remarkable and ultimately uplifting account of a complicated, afflicted twentieth-century family. From the Hardcover edition.

A Long Way Home

Author: Charles Granquist
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9780980658224
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Prisoner-of-war escapes

Granqist's account of his wartime experiences adds another important chapter to the story of Australian World War II POW's while showcasing the spirit, humour, persistence, and ingenuity of an Aussie Digger.