A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

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 When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. S...

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Title:A Long Way Home
Author:Saroo Brierley
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ISBN:A Long Way Home
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A Long Way Home Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jun 03, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Feb 01, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

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    5? 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 poten...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 05, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

    Destino ou Acidente ? A Vida tem daqueles Dias que s nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado. Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade, se perdeu do seu irmo mais velho, numa estao de comboios. Desorientad...

    At the age of five, Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother. After traveling on a train for quite some time, Saroo ends up in Calcutta. Saroo is not only frightened and alone, but he is also faced with having to scavenge and beg for food for his su...

    A Long Way Home is Saroo Brierley's personal account of finding himself tragically lost from his family at the young age of 5 years old. His journey back to his birth mother 25 years later is a truly amazing story. The fact that he survived before (and after) being discovered as homele...

  • RavenclawReadingRoom
    Jan 29, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

    Destino ou Acidente ? A Vida tem daqueles Dias que s nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado. Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade, se perdeu do seu irmo mais velho, numa estao de comboios. Desorientad...

    At the age of five, Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother. After traveling on a train for quite some time, Saroo ends up in Calcutta. Saroo is not only frightened and alone, but he is also faced with having to scavenge and beg for food for his su...

    A Long Way Home is Saroo Brierley's personal account of finding himself tragically lost from his family at the young age of 5 years old. His journey back to his birth mother 25 years later is a truly amazing story. The fact that he survived before (and after) being discovered as homele...

    Good Lord. FEELINGS. This book is effectively two separate stories: 1. How Saroo got lost and ended up being adopted by an Australian family. 2. Saroo's search for his home 20 years later. The first story is horrifying when you think about all the ways that his story could hav...

  • Sarah
    Dec 16, 2016

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

    Destino ou Acidente ? A Vida tem daqueles Dias que s nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado. Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade, se perdeu do seu irmo mais velho, numa estao de comboios. Desorientad...

    At the age of five, Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother. After traveling on a train for quite some time, Saroo ends up in Calcutta. Saroo is not only frightened and alone, but he is also faced with having to scavenge and beg for food for his su...

    A Long Way Home is Saroo Brierley's personal account of finding himself tragically lost from his family at the young age of 5 years old. His journey back to his birth mother 25 years later is a truly amazing story. The fact that he survived before (and after) being discovered as homele...

    Good Lord. FEELINGS. This book is effectively two separate stories: 1. How Saroo got lost and ended up being adopted by an Australian family. 2. Saroo's search for his home 20 years later. The first story is horrifying when you think about all the ways that his story could hav...

    3.5 Stars. 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...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Feb 07, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

  • Sharon
    Jun 21, 2014

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

    Destino ou Acidente ? A Vida tem daqueles Dias que s nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado. Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade, se perdeu do seu irmo mais velho, numa estao de comboios. Desorientad...

    At the age of five, Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother. After traveling on a train for quite some time, Saroo ends up in Calcutta. Saroo is not only frightened and alone, but he is also faced with having to scavenge and beg for food for his su...

  • Maria Espadinha
    Sep 25, 2015

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

    Destino ou Acidente ? A Vida tem daqueles Dias que s nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado. Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade, se perdeu do seu irmo mais velho, numa estao de comboios. Desorientad...

  • میعاد
    Jun 08, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

  • Ron
    Jul 16, 2017

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming. When Saroo?s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community / side of town to the Muslim side moving into a single room falling apart with a...

    ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???????? ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????. ???? ????? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ?? ??...

    5? 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 poten...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 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 gre...

    Destino ou Acidente ? A Vida tem daqueles Dias que s nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado. Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade, se perdeu do seu irmo mais velho, numa estao de comboios. Desorientad...

    At the age of five, Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother. After traveling on a train for quite some time, Saroo ends up in Calcutta. Saroo is not only frightened and alone, but he is also faced with having to scavenge and beg for food for his su...

    A Long Way Home is Saroo Brierley's personal account of finding himself tragically lost from his family at the young age of 5 years old. His journey back to his birth mother 25 years later is a truly amazing story. The fact that he survived before (and after) being discovered as homele...

    Good Lord. FEELINGS. This book is effectively two separate stories: 1. How Saroo got lost and ended up being adopted by an Australian family. 2. Saroo's search for his home 20 years later. The first story is horrifying when you think about all the ways that his story could hav...

    3.5 Stars. 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 was only five years old when he followed his older brother (himself only 14) to work along the train stations not far from his home. As Saroo fell asleep on a platform bench, Guddu his brother told him, ?Just sit down, and don?t move. I?ll come back in a little while.? Wa...