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.

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.

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.

Lion

Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 014357230X
Release Date: 2016-11-28
Genre:

"A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become 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 couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for 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 to find his mother. Lion- A Long Way Homeis a moving and inspirational true story that celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit - hope. 'We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account ... With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo ... recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation.' Weekly Review'A remarkable story ... (Brierley) provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' Saturday Age'I literally could not put this book down ... (Saroo's) return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit.' Manly Daily'A feel-good read about a remarkable journey.' Sun-Herald'As well as the tale of his quest, he provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' The Age'An incredible story of how one boy survived and prevailed through extreme circumstances to change his fortunes.' femail.com.au"

Der Sommer mit Kate

Author: Kylie Kaden
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843711036
Release Date: 2015-05-08
Genre: Fiction

Kate war ihre beste Freundin — neu in der Schule, wild, extrovertiert, strahlend schön. Fray verzieh Kate sogar, dass sie mit Jack zusammenkam, obwohl sie selbst ihn liebte. Kate und Fray waren unzertrennlich. Bis zu jener Nacht am Strand, als Kate spurlos verschwand. Bis heute lebt Fray mit der Schuld. Und mit der Frage: Was geschah wirklich in jener Nacht? Gerade als sie beschlossen hat, nach vorn zu sehen, taucht Jack wieder auf. Er ist ihr neuer Nachbar, und er ist nicht allein: Er hat einen kleinen Sohn. Fray versucht, die Distanz zu wahren, zu viel ist zwischen Jack und ihr passiert. Doch die Vergangenheit lässt sich nicht so einfach verdrängen — und die alten Gefühle auch nicht ...

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.

Befreit

Author: Tara Westover
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462316681
Release Date: 2018-09-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«

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.

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.

Meinen Hass bekommt ihr nicht

Author: Antoine Leiris
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202231
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Der bewegende Bericht eines Mannes, der am 13. November 2015 während der Terroranschläge in Paris die Liebe seines Lebens verlor und mit einem einzigen Post die ganze Welt bewegte. Am 13. November 2015 sah Antoine Leiris seine Frau Hélène zum letzten Mal – sie wurde an diesem Tag mit neunundachtzig weiteren Personen im Konzertsaal Le Bataclan Opfer der Terroranschläge in Paris. Während die Welt geschockt und in tiefer Trauer versuchte, eine Erklärung für das Unfassbare zu finden, postete der Journalist auf Facebook einen offenen Brief. In bewegenden Worten wandte er sich darin an die Attentäter und verweigerte „den toten Seelen“ seinen Hass – und den seines damals siebzehn Monate alten Sohnes Melvil. Die Botschaft ging um die Welt. Er, der an jenem Tag die Liebe seines Lebens verlor, hatte nur eine Waffe: seine Worte. Das Grauen, der Verlust und die Trauer haben Antoine Leiris‘ Leben erschüttert. Ehrlich und ergreifend schildert er Momente aus einem zerstörten und doch so zärtlichen Alltag zwischen Vater und Sohn – und sagt damals wie heute, dass das Leben trotzdem weitergehen soll. Antoine Leiris trotzt dem Terror und der Gewalt mit einer bewegenden und hoffnungsvollen Botschaft: „Meinen Hass bekommt ihr nicht“.

The Long Way Home

Author: Bo McIntyre
Publisher:
ISBN: 1457526328
Release Date: 2014-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Southie was much more than a mere dot on a map; it was a state of mind." So begins McIntyre's remarkable memoir, The Long Way Home, an insightful book that chronicles his journey from the streets of South Boston to the cross. Through his eyes McIntyre paints a mental picture of real life in South Boston during the 1950's and 60's and again in the 1980's and 90's capturing all of Southie's strengths and foibles. He writes with brutal honesty of his decline from a straight A student attending Boston Latin School to a violence and alcohol addicted teenager and his loyalty to the "corner." McIntyre's marriage in the 60's posed a new problem. He had to choose between the "corner" and family. He chose family and moved to the suburbs, obtained his first real job with the Gillette Company and attended Northeastern University nights. After 25 years in the corporate world, McIntyre returned to South Boston in 1985 to partner in the ill-fated purchase of a liquor store from Whitey Bulger. Twenty tough, tenuous years followed filled with Grand Jury appearances, a raid on the liquor store by the DEA, and ongoing investigations by the IRS as well as by the Boston Police and the Massachusetts State Police. The relentless media attention tracked each turn resulting in a civil suit, bankruptcy and much more. During this arduous time, McIntyre knew Bulger personally, therefore the book depicts Whitey Bulger in a slightly different light because their relationship wasn't dependent on crime. In a surprising twist, even to McIntyre, he was "born again" at sixty years old in a spiritual experience that resolved much of life's early anguish and renewed his hope. The last three chapters relate how God works in his life with continual blessings and how God redeemed his poor life choices with a new purpose in life.