LION

Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

A Long Way Home

A Memoir

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 358

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First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated 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 home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again... 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.

Let's Take the Long Way Home

A Memoir of Friendship

Author: Gail Caldwell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588369897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions.

Take the Long Way Home

Memoirs of a Survivor

Author: Susan Gordon Lydon

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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A former heroin addict describes writing for The New York Times, her role in the founding of Rolling Stone, how her twenty-five-year addiction alienated her from family, friends, and her talent, and her difficult recovery. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Lion

A Long Way Home

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143572305

Category:

Page: 272

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"A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey to find his mother. Lion- A Long Way Homeis a moving and inspirational true story that celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit - hope. 'We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account ... With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo ... recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation.' Weekly Review'A remarkable story ... (Brierley) provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' Saturday Age'I literally could not put this book down ... (Saroo's) return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit.' Manly Daily'A feel-good read about a remarkable journey.' Sun-Herald'As well as the tale of his quest, he provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' The Age'An incredible story of how one boy survived and prevailed through extreme circumstances to change his fortunes.' femail.com.au"

Der Sommer mit Kate

Author: Kylie Kaden

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711038

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3209

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Kate war ihre beste Freundin — neu in der Schule, wild, extrovertiert, strahlend schön. Fray verzieh Kate sogar, dass sie mit Jack zusammenkam, obwohl sie selbst ihn liebte. Kate und Fray waren unzertrennlich. Bis zu jener Nacht am Strand, als Kate spurlos verschwand. Bis heute lebt Fray mit der Schuld. Und mit der Frage: Was geschah wirklich in jener Nacht? Gerade als sie beschlossen hat, nach vorn zu sehen, taucht Jack wieder auf. Er ist ihr neuer Nachbar, und er ist nicht allein: Er hat einen kleinen Sohn. Fray versucht, die Distanz zu wahren, zu viel ist zwischen Jack und ihr passiert. Doch die Vergangenheit lässt sich nicht so einfach verdrängen — und die alten Gefühle auch nicht ...

Journey Home

Autobiografie eines amerikanischen Yogi

Author: Radhanath Swami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783862642328

Category:

Page: 441

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The Long Way Home

A Personal History of Nova Scotia

Author: John Demont

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771025130

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 541

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The province's premier journalist tells the story he was born to write. No journalist has travelled the back roads, hidden vales and fog-soaked coves of Nova Scotia as widely as John DeMont. No writer has spent as much time considering its peculiar warp and weft of humanity, geography and history. The Long Way Home is the summation of DeMont's years of travel, research and thought. It tells the story of what is, from the European view of things, the oldest part of Canada. Before Confederation it was also the richest, but now Nova Scotia is among the poorest. Its defining myths and stories are mostly about loss and sheer determination. Equal parts narrative, memoir and meditation, The Long Way Home chronicles with enthralling clarity a complex and multi-dimensional story: the overwhelming of the first peoples and the arrival of a mélange of pioneers who carved out pockets of the wilderness; the random acts and unexplained mysteries; the shameful achievements and noble failures; the rapture and misery; the twists of destiny and the cold-heartedness of fate. This is the biography of a place that has been hardened by history. A place full of reminders of how great a province it has been and how great—with the right circumstances and a little luck—it could be again.

A Long Way Home

One POW's Story of Escape and Evasion During World War II

Author: Charles Granquist

Publisher: Big Sky Publishing

ISBN: 0980658225

Category: Prisoner-of-war escapes

Page: 201

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Granqist's account of his wartime experiences adds another important chapter to the story of Australian World War II POW's while showcasing the spirit, humour, persistence, and ingenuity of an Aussie Digger.

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 384581554X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4250

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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Lion (Movie Tie-In)

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399587152

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3756

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First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated 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 home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again... 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. Lion 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. Previously published as A Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

A Journey from South Boston to Redemption

Author: Bo McIntyre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781457526329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 4745

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"Southie was much more than a mere dot on a map; it was a state of mind." So begins McIntyre's remarkable memoir, The Long Way Home, an insightful book that chronicles his journey from the streets of South Boston to the cross. Through his eyes McIntyre paints a mental picture of real life in South Boston during the 1950's and 60's and again in the 1980's and 90's capturing all of Southie's strengths and foibles. He writes with brutal honesty of his decline from a straight A student attending Boston Latin School to a violence and alcohol addicted teenager and his loyalty to the "corner." McIntyre's marriage in the 60's posed a new problem. He had to choose between the "corner" and family. He chose family and moved to the suburbs, obtained his first real job with the Gillette Company and attended Northeastern University nights. After 25 years in the corporate world, McIntyre returned to South Boston in 1985 to partner in the ill-fated purchase of a liquor store from Whitey Bulger. Twenty tough, tenuous years followed filled with Grand Jury appearances, a raid on the liquor store by the DEA, and ongoing investigations by the IRS as well as by the Boston Police and the Massachusetts State Police. The relentless media attention tracked each turn resulting in a civil suit, bankruptcy and much more. During this arduous time, McIntyre knew Bulger personally, therefore the book depicts Whitey Bulger in a slightly different light because their relationship wasn't dependent on crime. In a surprising twist, even to McIntyre, he was "born again" at sixty years old in a spiritual experience that resolved much of life's early anguish and renewed his hope. The last three chapters relate how God works in his life with continual blessings and how God redeemed his poor life choices with a new purpose in life.

Taking a Long Road Home

A Memoir

Author: Eugene C. Bianchi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

View: 7260

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This memoir invites readers to explore stages of their own spiritual journey. Bianchi graphically describes his path from an Italian immigrant family on the West Coast, through twenty years as a Jesuit, to being a professor of religious studies at Emory University. As he develops a more this-worldly inner life, Bianchi struggles with church teachings about Christ, sexuality, and authority. He candidly reveals how failed marriages gave him a humbler grasp of meeting the transcendent in everyday problems. He embraces a contemplative spirituality that links Buddhist and Taoist practices with western mysticism. With a foot in Christianity, he shows how to walk a way of inter-spirituality as a meaningful road for the contemporary seeker. For Bianchi this involves becoming a metaphorical Christian as he moves away from religious certitudes of early life to find spirit in nature and humanity. Bianchi, a well-known writer on spiritual aging, challenges Baby Boomers to craft a contemplative life that works for them today. With his wife and two cats, he discovers a home for body and spirit along the banks of the Oconee River in Athens, Georgia.

Immer montags beste Freunde

Der Junge, der mein Leben veränderte

Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641166608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2774

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Eine Frau, die alles hat. Ein Junge, dem alles fehlt. Eine untrennbare Freundschaft. Laura ist eine erfolgreiche Verkaufsleiterin, die an einem normalen Montag durch die Straßen von New York hetzt. Sie hat keine Zeit, achtet kaum auf ihre Mitmenschen – auch nicht auf den kleinen Jungen, der sie um Kleingeld anbettelt. Sie ist schon an der nächsten Straßenecke, als sie plötzlich stehen bleibt – und umkehrt. Sie kauft dem hungrigen Maurice etwas zu essen und erfährt von seinem Leben. Von dem Tag an treffen sich Maurice und Laura jede Woche über Jahre hinweg, immer montags. Dies ist die Geschichte ihrer einzigartigen Freundschaft – die bis heute anhält.

The Long Journey Home

A Memoir

Author: Margaret Robison

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6124

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First introduced to the world in her sons’ now-classic memoirs—Augusten Burroughs’s Running with Scissors and John Elder Robison’s Look Me in the Eye—Margaret Robison now tells her own haunting and lyrical story. A poet and teacher by profession, Robison describes her Southern Gothic childhood, her marriage to a handsome, brilliant man who became a split-personality alcoholic and abusive husband, the challenges she faced raising two children while having psychotic breakdowns of her own, and her struggle to regain her sanity. Robison grew up in southern Georgia, where the façade of 1950s propriety masked all sorts of demons, including alcoholism, misogyny, repressed homosexuality, and suicide. She met her husband, John Robison, in college, and together they moved up north, where John embarked upon a successful academic career and Margaret brought up the children and worked on her art and poetry. Yet her husband’s alcoholism and her collapse into psychosis, and the eventual disintegration of their marriage, took a tremendous toll on their family: Her older son, John Elder, moved out of the house when he was a teenager, and her younger son, Chris (who later renamed himself Augusten), never completed high school. When Margaret met Dr. Rodolph Turcotte, the therapist who was treating her husband, she felt understood for the first time and quickly fell under his idiosyncratic and, eventually, harmful influence. Robison writes movingly and honestly about her mental illness, her shortcomings as a parent, her difficult marriage, her traumatic relationship with Dr. Turcotte, and her two now-famous children, Augusten Burroughs and John Elder Robison, who have each written bestselling memoirs about their family. She also writes inspiringly about her hard-earned journey to sanity and clarity. An astonishing and enduring story, The Long Journey Home is a remarkable and ultimately uplifting account of a complicated, afflicted twentieth-century family. From the Hardcover edition.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Alien Interview

Author: Lawrence R. Spencer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312720602

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 229

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"Der Inhalt dieses Buches ist ausschliesslich aus dem Brief, der Interview Abschriften und den personlichen Notizen die ich von der verstorbenen Mathilda ODonnell MacElroy erhalten habe. Ihr Brief an mich behauptet, dass dieses Material aus ihrer Erinnerung der Kommunikation mit einem ausserirdischen Wesen stammt, welches sie als Airl" identifiziert hat, welches so behauptet sie ein Offizier, Pilot und Ingenieur war und weiterhin ist, der von einer fliegenden Untertasse geborgen wurde die nahe Roswell New Mexico am 8. Juli 1947 abgesturzt ist.""