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....
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A Long Way Home Reviews
I remember hearing about this story when it ‘broke’ a few years ago, and then it surfaced again when Nicole Kidman starred in the movie LION, and the rest will, no doubt, be history.
First, I have to say that although I already knew the bones of the story, as so many potential readers may, it only made the reading that much more enjoyable. Ghost-writer Larry Buttrose isn’t listed on the cover although he’s credited “with Larry Buttrose” inside.
The Goodreads description is the first four introdu ...more
‘A Long Way Home’ describes an early childhood in India which is beyond imagination for most Americans. The poverty of poor people in India is incredible and horrendous.
But some escape it.
Saroo Brierley was adopted from an Indian orphanage by a Tasmania couple eager for children. From the age of five or six (he does not know the day of his birth), Saroo was cared for and loved by the Brierleys, and given needed medical care (internal parasites and a tapeworm). After a normal Western world upbri ...more
I found out about this book when I watched the trailer for the 2016 movie "Lion". The trailer had me in tears and then when I saw it was based on this true story, I knew I had to read this. First of all, it is an incredible and heartbreaking story. I can't even fathom how Saroo, a 5 year old Indian boy survived for weeks on the streets by himself. So many awful things could have happened to him but he was extremely lucky that no major harm came to him and he was even luckier to get ado ...more
ever since I first heard about Saroo's story through the Australian media it has fascinated me. It is a harrowing story, but also such an incredible one. It is amazing to me that he managed to survive those weeks on the streets of Culcutta, being so severely separated from his family, and then managed to find his way back years later equipped with Google Earth and a few childhood memories.
I adored the movie version and I've been meaning to finally get to the actual biography for years and FINAL ...more
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A Long Way Home will probably end up as a selection on all the lists featuring inspirational stories and here I go giving it a 2 Star. What can I say?????
The first sign that this probably wasn't going to be a great book is the fact that the blurb wasn't even a blurb, but rather the opening pages of the story. That should have served as my warning, but I was all about reading errrrrry book that went from “Read to Reel” and I didn’t eve ...more
داستان واقعی یک پسر هندی به اسم سارو است که در پنجسالگی توی ایستگاه قطار برادرش را گم میکند. به صورت اتفاقی توی یک قطار گیر میافتد و به شهر دیگری میرود. مدتی در خیابان زندگی میکند و با کمک یک خانواده به یتیمخانه میرود. یک زوج استرالیایی فرزندخواندگیاش را به عهده میگیرند و او را به استرالیا میبرند. بعد از ۲۶ سال سارو موفق میشود آدرس خانوادهاش را در هند پیدا کند.
پ.ن: اولین بار بود که یک کتاب طولانی انگلیسی زبان میخواندم و به همین دلیل خواندنش خیلی طول کشید. احتمالا جزئیاتی را هم به خاطر زبان ضعیفم ...more
A Long Way Home - I am so pleased that I finally read this book, and that I did so before watching the movie.
What an amazing story of not only survival, resilience and the will to stay safe set amidst the poverty and havoc of everyday life in India, but also a beautiful tale of the love given to both a small boy and then a grown man by both Saroo’s Australian parents and that of his family in India.
It is incredible to follow Saroo’s journey and you can only believe that his destiny was indeed ...more
Beautiful, poignant memoir!