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Amanda Lindhout

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Amanda Lindhout is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports development, aid, and education initiatives in Somalia and Kenya.

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A House in the Sky

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"This was a very interesting read for me for several reasons. Not only is the book "right up my alley" in terms of genre and subject matter, but I was born in the same city Amanda Lindhout frequently talks about throughout her book. It was almost bitt" Read more of this review »
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"A House in the Sky, a true story of Amanda Lindhout and her friend Nigel Brennan who where kidnapped in Somalia in 2008 for fifteen months. When I did not receive the book from Goodreads, I purchased it. So glad I did. It tells us of the confinements" Read more of this review »
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"This book was hard to read, yet it is a story of hope. That Amanda and Nigel survived 15 months in brutal conditions, and that Amanda was able to forgive her kidnappers for their brutality, is truly remarkable. Her mother's continual bravery to fight" Read more of this review »
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“In my mind, I built stairways. At the end of the stairways, I imagined rooms. These were high, airy places with big windows and a cool breeze moving through. I imagined one room opening brightly onto another room until I'd built a house, a place with hallways and more staircases. I built many houses, one after another, and those gave rise to a city -- a calm, sparkling city near the ocean, a place like Vancouver. I put myself there, and that's where I lived, in the wide-open sky of my mind. I made friends and read books and went running on a footpath in a jewel-green park along the harbour. I ate pancakes drizzled in syrup and took baths and watched sunlight pour through trees. This wasn't longing, and it wasn't insanity. It was relief. It got me through.”
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“By concentrating on what I was grateful for, I was able to stave off despair.”
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“There was a fine line between holding steady and dipping into despair.”
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