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there aren t enough stars availableto express my admiration for the way Brierley processed and portrayed his relationship aren t enough stars availableto express my admiration for the way Brierley processed and portrayed his "relationship his two families He honored and loved them both and regardless of which mother I might have been in this "his two families He honored and loved them both and regardless of which mother I might have been in this my heart would be full and I would not have felt shortchanged I put off reading this book for fear it would be mostly a tale of abuse and a condemnation of Indian people Well I was wrong While there are disturbing parts necessary to the story the spirit of this very young child helped me through And the caring nature of most of the people he meets reflects my own interactions with the people of India You have just Gotta read this story It is an interesting memoir about an Indian orphan boy who uite young managed to survive alone in India and end up etting adopted by an Australian family Through determination and an understanding of Google Maps once Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED (Orange Book) grown he managed to find his village and family in India after so many years The story may be inspirational for some and shows how even a small child can have wherewithal and an intuition to avoid disaster It also shows the faith of his mother who neverave up on him Read a review on this back in June and held off buying until I went on holiday in November I can t tell you how much I enjoyed thie simplicity of the writing a man writing through a child s eyes It had me smiling it had me in tears There were
twists to his tale just a Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow great read I just this minute ordered two paperback copies toive as presents to friends a first for meFrom someone who doesn t read autobiographies buy it Saw the film and decided to read the book Beautifully written and you can feel his description of hunger when he was a child Very educational. Ore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical euations 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 Homeis a moving poignant and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds It celebrates the importance of never letting o of what drives the human spirit hop. .
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I m not iving much away by uoting a stranger the author met as a Norte: A Novel grown up on his mission to find the family he lost at age 5 Finding his former home unoccupied and having no idea where to look next he encountered a man who said to him Wait here I will take you to your motherAt age 5 Saroo Brierley fell asleep on a train in India and couldn t find his way home By luck he was placed in an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple He spent years combing his memory of places and landmarks in India tracing them on Google Earth from his home in Australia and finally solving the mysteries of how heot lost traveling back to India and finding his way home As the title says ALong Way HomeThis may be the most fascinating book I ever read I couldn t put it down even though I myself have never been to India or Australia It is an amazing story Everyone can benefit from oing on this amazing journey with a young man who exhibits tenacity resolve and race in his search for his birth family and his devotion to both his adopted and birth families Really an unputdownable story of a small illiterate boy accidentally abandoned on a train which took him to other
side of Indian sub continent and ultimately to adoption in Australia You wouldn t read of the Indian sub continent and ultimately to adoption in Australia You wouldn t read it yet here it is what a marvellous true story of truly remarkable synchronicities which one might be forgiven in calling a miracle The enerosity of spirit shown by the couple who adopted such an unknown waif really shows the very best of human nature and their support in helping their now adult son in tracking down "His Original Village Is "original village is heartwarming Restored my failing faith in humanity very well written true life story of amazing events which turned an unfortunate incident into a life changing experience Saroo survived by the skin of his teeth and the intervention of a handful of kind hearted strangers It is poignant especially in light of the majority of lost children who did and First it was a media sensation Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home Now its Lion the major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and Rooney Maranominated 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 homein an incredible journey from India to Australia and back againAt only five years old Saroo Brierley
Download A Long Way Home: A MemoirO not have such a happy outcome It s both a heartbreaking and heartwarming storyWhen 5 year old Saroo is accidentally separated from his Indian family at a train station he ends up surviving on the streets of Kolkata Calcutta on his own for 2 3 weeks before being taken to an orphanage He s uickly adopted by an Australian family John and Sue BrierleyFast forward 25 years and Saroo chooses to search for his biological family which he does with the help of Google
Maps Google Earth AndGoogle Earth and In a country of almost 13 billion people he manages to find the three he c This is a fascinating terrifying book the true story of a five year old boy in India who et lost and manages to survive because he came from poverty and a very loving home He was able to eat Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved garbage left behind by others and to sleep on the street in train stations etc He was so young that he didn t know the correct pronunciation of his home town or even his own name Areat stroke of luck enabled "him to be adopted by a couple in Australia who raised him to be every "to be adopted by a couple in Australia who raised him to be every an Australian but proud of being Indian This Saroo is not a professional writer Yet having traveled to India myself several times and having seen and traveled in the same way that young Shuru did I was completely mesmerized We had seen the movie Lion and it was the first movie that brought me to tears in a very long time As a result I ordered the book memoirs right after seeing the film The book even in its slightly stilted and at times slow prose absolutely engulfed me and brought my own memories of the sub continent to my tear ducts You will sit down and read this book and cry and marvel at the kindness of strangers and The Prime Minister of Paradise genuinely be so very happy for Saroo and his expanding family A sensational story yet calmly told all the significant and affecting for this The filmed version takes a few liberties but not many at all and it remains true to the extraordinary sense of self preservation that the author has I sa. Ot 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 AustraliaDespite hisratitude 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 ,