a long way home

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gail Caldwell
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2011
File : 198 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780812979114

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Five-year-old Saroo fell asleep in a train one evening as he waited for his elder brother to fetch him. When he awoke, he found himself amidst unknown faces, lost in faraway Calcutta. Poor, unable to read or write, Saroo struggled to survive alone on the streets of the crowded metropolis, before he was adopted by an Australian couple. Years later, Saroo met students from India at his college in Canberra and embarked on what appeared an impossible search for his childhood town. He began to piece together the bits he had carefully memorized, poring over satellite images in Google Earth. Eventually, twenty-five years after he had got lost, Saroo was able to trace his home town to Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, where he set off to look for his mother. Lion is an inspiring true story of the power of hope and what the human will can achieve in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Saroo Brierley
Publisher : Random House India
Release : 2017-01-12
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780143439639

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On the surface, Cameron Douglas had everything: descended from Hollywood royalty (son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas), he was born into a life of wealth, privilege, and comfort. But by the age of thirty, he had become a drug addict, a thief, and—after a DEA drug bust—a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison, with another five years added while he was incarcerated. Through supreme willpower, a belief in himself, and a steely desire to alter his life’s path, Douglas began to reverse his trajectory, to understand and deal with the psychological turmoil that tormented him for years, and to prepare for what would be a profoundly challenging but successful reentry into society at large. A brutally raw and honest memoir, Long Way Home is a powerful story of one man’s descent into the depths of addiction and self-destruction—and his successful renewal of family ties that had become almost irreparably frayed.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Cameron Douglas
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2019-10-22
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780525520849

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For lovers of history, travel writing, and sharp social observation comes a finely etched portrait of Nova Scotia by one of the province's most gifted writers. 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 woof of humanity, geography, and history. This book 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 it is among the poorest. Its defining myths and stories are mostly about loss, willful endurance, and sheer determination. Equal parts narrative, memoir, and meditation, the book tells with enthralling clarity a complex and multi-dimensional story- the overwhelming of the first peoples and the arrival of a mUlange of pioneers who carved out pockets of the wilderness; the random acts and unexplained mysteries; the mixture of shameful achievements and noble failures; the rapture and misery; the twists of destiny, and the hard-heartedness of fate. This is the biography of a place that has been hardened by history and a people shaped by the land and the past like pebbles on a beach. A place full of reminders of how great, from time to time, parts of the province have been, and how great-with the right circumstances and a little luck-it could be again.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : John Demont
Publisher :
Release : 2017-10-03
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780771025112

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Author : Saroo Brierley
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2017-02-14
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0143786504

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Indigenous peoples have long sought the return of ancestral human remains and associated artifacts from western museums and scientific institutions. Since the late 1970s their efforts have led museum curators and researchers to re-evaluate their practices and policies in respect to the scientific uses of human remains. New partnerships have been established between cultural and scientific institutions and indigenous communities. Human remains and culturally significant objects have been returned to the care of indigenous communities, although the fate of bones and burial artifacts in numerous collections remains unresolved and, in some instances, the subject of controversy. In this book, leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences reflect critically on the historical, cultural, ethical and scientific dimensions of repatriation. Through various case studies they consider the impact of repatriation: what have been the benefits, and in what ways has repatriation given rise to new problems for indigenous people, scientists and museum personnel. It features chapters by indigenous knowledge custodians, who reflect upon recent debates and interaction between indigenous people and researchers in disciplines with direct interests in the continued scientific preservation of human remains. In this book, leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences reflect critically on the historical, cultural, ethical and scientific dimensions of repatriation. Through various case studies they consider the impact of repatriation: what have been the benefits, and in what ways has repatriation given rise to new problems for indigenous people, scientists and museum personnel. It features chapters by indigenous knowledge custodians, who reflect upon recent debates and interaction between indigenous people and researchers in disciplines with direct interests in the continued scientific preservation of human remains.

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Genre : Art
Author : Paul Turnbull
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2010-11-30
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1845459598

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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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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Saroo Brierley
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2014-06-17
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780143192046

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Don't miss the next stunning Thunder Road novel from acclaimed author Katie McGarry!

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Katie McGarry
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2017-01-31
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781488015267

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Sometimes you have to go home to find out who you really are. Charlie West went to bed one night an ordinary high-school student. He woke up a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn’t know whose side he’s on or who he can trust. With his pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie makes his way back to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, he’s joined by his friends in a desperate attempt to discover the truth about a murder he can't remember—and the love he can never forget.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Andrew Klavan
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2011-03-07
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781418588809

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The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. 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. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother. This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film. "The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."—People magazine "Amazing stuff."—The New York Post

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Saroo Brierley
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-02-28
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780425291771

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