A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Large Print - 2017
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The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home ... but an identity long-since left behind.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781683244011
Branch Call Number: 362.734 B85L1
Characteristics: 304 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Buttrose, Larry 1952-


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This is a biography of an Indian boy who got lost on train and was adopted by an Australian family. Years later with the use of technology especially google earth he makes the long journey back to his homeland and his place of birth.

This true story follows five-year-old Saroo Brierley, who becomes lost on a train in India and survives alone for weeks until he is adopted by an Australian couple. Years later and despite all odds, Saroo rediscovers his childhood home using Google Earth and sets off in search of his long-lost fa... Read More »

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Sep 28, 2017

This is the story of little Saroo who gets lost in the streets of crowded Kolkata. How he got to Kolkata is in itself a story. Saroo is fortunate to be adopted by Sue and John Brierley and moves to Australia. He grows up in idyllic surroundings in Hobart, Tasmania. In a coming of age account Saroo feels the angst of missing his birth mother and siblings. He sets out on a technological search and almost miraculously ends up in the village he grew up in. A very well told true novel.

Sep 24, 2017

An extra ordinary story told in an ordinary way.

Aug 01, 2017

Loved everything about this book.

Jul 16, 2017

I too saw the movie before reading the book. I loved them both. Such a heartwarming story of resilience, love and perseverance. One of the best books read this year.

laurengail Jun 28, 2017

One Book One Community - 2017

Jun 26, 2017

I saw the movie first and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Reading the book afterwards did not ruin it for me. The book was so well written and it was a quick read but very enjoyable. This man had an amazing journey. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great book to read.

Jun 21, 2017

This book was amazing. The prologue moved me to tears, and I was hooked. I can easily say it's one of my favorites.

hammy28 Jun 08, 2017

Great book. Kept me engaged from start to finish. Often autobiographies will have parts that are dull and I skim over but not Lion. Enjoyed all of it.

Apr 09, 2017

Truly an enjoyable read, I was intrigued by the dual cultural descriptions to the point i felt i was there in India!

Mar 30, 2017

This was a great book, definitely a quick read, and a truly inspiring story! The only issue I had, was near the end there was a portion of the book that was cumbersome with the names of the cities and towns where Saroo was searching, it almost becomes a "skip over" part. But a fabulous story!

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Jun 21, 2017

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