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A Long Way Home: A Memoir
A Long Way Home A Memoir
Author: Saroo Brierley
As a little boy in India, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, from Australia, he found his way back. This is what happened in between. — Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand-to-mouth in a one room hut with his mother and three siblings?until at age five, he mistakenly boarded a train by himself, and ended up ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425276198
ISBN-10: 0425276198
Publication Date: 6/2/2015
Pages: 288
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This was simply the most amazing story on so many levels.

As a five year old in India, Saroo became lost after boarding a train and being "trapped" for 15 hours while the train traveled across India. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survives for weeks on the streets of Calcutta (now Kolkata) before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Over 25 years later, Saroo uses Google Earth to pour over satellite images of India searching for landmarks of a hometown he barely remembers. One day, after years of searching, he finds what he is looking for. Then he sets off on a journey to find his long lost mother.

This is a true story, humbly told. It is a great read.
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