A Long Way Home by Saroo BrierleyA Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

A Long Way Home

bySaroo Brierley

Hardcover | June 17, 2014

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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.

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and is currently being adapted into a major feature film. Brierley was  born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.
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Title:A Long Way HomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:June 17, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670068209

ISBN - 13:9780670068203

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible story Incredibly story and an amazing read. I felt all the emotion with Saroo. I loved every minute of this book.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great read This is a fantastic book. It is an easy read, and incredibly moving. I recommend reading it, as it has notes of extreme emotional turmoil and humbling gratitude woven throughout the story.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising This was a selection by one of my fellow book club members and so glad they chose it. Emotional, interesting and a story of hope and love. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was recommending it to others long before the movie came out.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read As a fellow adopted child I found this book of Saroo's story quite enticing to read. To read about someone else's adoption experience was amazing because he was perfectly able to articulate some of the roller coaster of emotions that one goes through as an adopted child. If you come across this book definitely do not turn it away, but rather pick it up and buy it as soon as you see it.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional Journey I felt like I was along for the journey. This book really knows how to grab at your heart strings. Amazing read; worth the tears.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An emotional read I bought this to read after having seen the movie Lion- I was very interested in the story and wanted more details, especially about how he went about his search to find his hometown. This book didn't disappoint, and is worth reading even if you've seen the movie.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I read a lot of memoirs so I read this book before watching the movie. The book goes into so many more details, emotions and connections than the movie does. It's definitely a must read. It's inspiring, sad at times, gives you an appreciation for life, and also redefines what it means to be family. One of the best memoirs I've read in a long time.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small decisions change our lives Interesting story. I think the shining stars in this story are the women who shaped his life, resulting in an incredibly fortunate outcome. A reminder that sometimes the simplest, smallest decisions can change our lives in profound ways.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ,over this! I don't usually read stories like this but so happy that I did. Loved it. Such courage, strength
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this I saw the movie at TIFF and loved it which lead me to the book. It was just as good - a tearjerker with a great Google twist and an excellent ending.
Date published: 2016-12-09