A must-read for journalists, travellers and book lovers
“Hello, hello,” she said. “Amanda, you’re free.”
That line is enough to make your eyes well up and your skin shiver when you turn the page near the final chapter of the emotionally charged and intimately articulate memoir, A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.
Don’t worry—I didn’t spoil the ending. Chances are you’ve read Lindhout’s name in the headlines since news of her abduction broke in 2008. The Alberta native spent 460 days as a hostage in Somalia with friend and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan from August 2008 to January 2009.