I just finished the audio book Lion by Saroo Brierley. I have read another book about children from India and have found them interesting so when I found this one, I grabbed it.
I had to listen to this one quick. It was going to expire from my online library. That’s okay though. It was so good and I wanted to listen quickly. The book had me drawn in and wanting to know more. This is a true story that has been turned into a movie….I’m going to try to search out the availability of it as soon as I’m done writing this.
Here is what Amazon has to say:“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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.7 stars. I would agree. It was very good. I can’t imagine what a person can go through in a young life and make it through. I am always touched at the body’s need to want to be home. I recommend this one.
You must watch this flm (movie): it is beautifully made. The story, as you say, is a true one. We saw it in the cinema early this year, a very moving story.