A Long Way Home: A Memoir [NOOK Book]

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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.



At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or ...
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A Long Way Home: A Memoir

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Overview



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.



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 currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.


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Saroo Brierley
Back at Nava Jeevan, Asra and I were each shown a bewitching little red photograph album that the people offering to become our new families had made. Inside were pictures of them, their houses and other aspects of their lives—I looked through mine with my eyes popping out of my head. The people looked so different from what I was used to—they were white! And everything around them looked shiny, clean and new. Some of the things I’d never seen before, and the staff explained to Asra and me what they were, reading us the English captions. In my book it said: ‘This is your father washing our car, in which we will visit many places.’ They had a car! ‘This is the house that will be our home.’ It was very grand, with lots of glass windows, and it looked brand new. The book was even addressed to me: ‘Dear Saroo.’ The family, I was told, were called Mr and Mrs Brierley.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698155091
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/12/2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 8,968
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

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 currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    sounds awesome!

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

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    Saroo Briefley has an amazing life story. He got separated from

    Saroo Briefley has an amazing life story. He got separated from his parents on a train in India when he was only five years old. He didn’t know where he lived or even what his last name was. There was no way for authorities to return him home so ultimately he was put up for adoption and taken in by a loving Australian couple. But Saroo never stopped craving to know who he was and where he came from. Once he became an adult Saroo used new Internet technologies to painstakingly trace his steps and ultimately find his origins. It is an amazing story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    its a 3

    what more can i say?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Chapter one

    My parents and i lived in tasmania i woke up this morning to my exitment we were going on a train to bombay ( two chapters later) the train didnt stop moma dad what do i do i cried "get in " they called but it was no use READ THIS BOOK FOR MORE!!!!!!!!

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