A House in the Sky
A MemoireBook - 2013
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I first heard about this book on NPR and was intrigued by Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian woman who was kidnapped in 2008 and held for ransom in Somalia. Linkhout ventured into Somalia to make her reputation as a journalist. Four days into her visit she and her photographer, Nigel Brennan, were kidna... Read More »
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... Travel gave me something to talk about, something to be. That I'd just been to Nicaragua or was thinking about going to Ethiopia seemed, in the eyes of the people I encountered at work, to override the fact I hadn't been to college or that I was late in getting a round of dirty mojitos to table nine. It helped erase the past, too, allowing me to duck questions about where I'd grown up or who my parents were. Among travelers, talking about the past usually meant talking about the just passed. The expiration date on old experiences came quickly. What mattered most was where you were going next.
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