Format:
Book
Author:
Title:
Publisher, Date:
New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2014.
Description:
255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Summary:
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.
Subjects:
Other Author:
Contents:
Remembering -- Getting lost -- Survival -- Salvation -- A new life -- My mum's journey -- Growing up -- Resuming the search -- Finding home -- Meeting my mother -- Reconnection -- Reaching Out -- Returning -- My journey across India.
ISBN:
9780399169281 (hardback)
0399169288 (hardback)
Copies in all libraries:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Copies in Goffstown:
0
# Copies in at Goffstown:
0
# Copies in at all libraries:
1
Availability
Reviews Via Publishers Weekly

Brief Descriptions
Author Biography
Large Cover Image
Map It
Librarian's View
Book
2014

Add to My List