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First it was a Way Home ePUB #9734 media sensation Then it became the New York Times bestseller and international A Long ePUB #10003 bestseller A Long Way Home Now it's Lion the major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and Long Way Home Epub #181 Rooney Mara nominated for six Academy AwardsThis 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 Aus. As a lover of a good story I give this short but powerful book a solid five stars As a mother there aren't enough stars availableto express my admiration for the way Brierley processed and portrayed his relationship with his two families He honored and loved them both and regardless of which mother I might have been in this circumstance my heart would be full and I would not have felt shortchanged

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A Long Way Home A MemoirTralia 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 hays. It's both a heartbreaking and heartwarming storyWhen 5 year old Saroo is accidentally separated from his Indian family at a train station he ends up surviving on the streets of Kolkata Calcutta on his own for 2 3 weeks before being taken to an orphanage He's uickly adopted by an Australian family John and Sue BrierleyFast forward 25 years and Saroo chooses to search for his biological family which he does with the help of Google Maps Google Earth and Facebook In a country of almost 13 billion people he manages to find the three he cares most aboutIt's an inspiring story and one I devoured uickly My heart broke as he describe the poverty of India and I cried as he described his adoptive mother and birth mother meeting and embracing for the first timeThe only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because I feel the writing was bland at times and some details are repeated over and over again However I credit that to Brierly being a first time writer and let's be honest—sharing your life's story especially one as uniue as his can't be an easy task All in all I'd recommend the book to anyone

Saroo Brierley ☆ 3 review

review A Long Way Home: A Memoir 103 æ ➮ [Read] ➪ A Long Way Home: A Memoir By Saroo Brierley ➺ – First it was a media sensation Then it became the New York Times bestseller and #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home Now it's Lion the major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and First it was aTack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical euations 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. I'm not giving much away by uoting a stranger the author met as a grown up on his mission to find the family he lost at age 5 Finding his former home unoccupied and having no idea where to look next he encountered a man who said to him Wait here I will take you to your motherAt age 5 Saroo Brierley fell asleep on a train in India and couldn't find his way home By luck he was placed in an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple He spent years combing his memory of places and landmarks in India tracing them on Google Earth from his home in Australia and finally solving the mysteries of how he got lost traveling back to India and finding his way home As the title says ALong Way HomeThis may be the most fascinating book I ever read I couldn't put it down even though I myself have never been to India or Australia It is an amazing story