Endorsements

Praise for A House in the Sky

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Best Books of 2013
Vogue, Globe and Mail, Amazon, iBooks, The Huffington Post, Outside
New York Times Noteable Book
Oprah’s Winter Reading List

“This is one of the most powerfully—written books I have ever read. Harrowing, hopeful, graceful, redeeming and true, it tells a story of inhumanity and humanity that somehow feels deeply ancient and completely modern. It is beautiful, devastating and heroic—both a shout of defiance and a humbling call to prayer.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things

“A House in the Sky is a stunning story of strength and survival. It is sometimes brutal, but always beautiful as Amanda Lindhout discovers that in a fight for her life, her most powerful weapons are hope and compassion.”

— Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle and The Silver Star

“A vivid and moving account of how Amanda kept alive the inner light and the spirit of forgiveness even as she found herself in the heart of darkness.”

— Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth

“An amazing, mesmerizing tale that shows international terrorism at a shockingly personal level. Lindhout’s strength of character shines through on every page.”

— Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side

“In this lyrical and inspiring book, Amanda Lindhout describes humanity’s capacity for cruelty. Yet she also brings to life the deep compassion and courage that resides in all of us. A story of grace, insight and tenacity, A House in the Sky shows us the power and importance of perseverance, hope and forgiveness.”

— David Rohde, Reuters columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Rope and a Prayer and Beyond War

“A House in the Sky is the riveting story, exquisitely told, of a young woman’s passionate quest to create an uncommonly large life, against all odds. Amanda Lindhout’s journey is a singular one, an epic adventure that ranges from colorful to gripping, in which the stakes are nothing less than absolutely everything. With stunning honesty and clarity, Lindhout and Corbett have made certain of two things: No reader will ever forget this book—or be able to put it down.”

— Susan Casey, author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean

“If you have ever wondered how people overcome unimaginable physical and mental anguish, you must read House in the Sky. Amanda Lindhout’s brave account evokes just about every human emotion one can think of, often with the turn of a single page. Her riveting account of strength and survival will inspire and leave a lasting impression.”

— Jared Cohen, New York Times Bestselling Author of The New Digital Age