A long way home: [a memoir]

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this #1 international best-seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home...but an identity long-since left behind. "Amazing stuff." -The New York Post "So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction." -Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) 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.
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Grouping Title long way home a memoir
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subject_facet Adopted children, Adopted children -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Biography, Autobiography, Biography, Birthparents -- Identification, Birthparents -- India -- Identification, Brierley, Saroo, Brierley, Saroo -- Family, Brierley, Saroo -- Travel -- India, East Indians, East Indians -- Australia -- Biography, Families, Hobart (Tas.) -- Biography, Intercountry adoption, Intercountry adoption -- Australia -- Tasmania, Intercountry adoption -- India, Kolkata (India) -- Biography, Travel
title_display A long way home :
title_full A long way home : [a memoir] / Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose
title_short A long way home :
title_sub [a memoir]
topic_facet Adopted children, Birthparents, Brierley, Saroo, East Indians, Families, Family, Identification, Intercountry adoption, Travel
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ISBN:
9780425276198
9780399169281
Lexile measure:
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