This is a memoir written by a Canadian who fled to other places of the world from her rural Canada because she was curious about the world.
The memoir retraces Amanda’s footsteps as she travels trough imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia.
This is a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace. I love memoir’s like this–one that captivate on every level and keep engaging the reader until the last page.
Amanda’s intimate account illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her abductors.
Kept in chains, starved and abused, she survives by imagining herself in a house in the sky, finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves stories that show strength and courage in the face of extreme adversity.
Rating; 5+ stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth