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Lion (Movie Tie-In) by Saroo Brierley

Lion (Movie Tie-In) (original 2013; edition 2016)

by Saroo Brierley (Author)

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Title:Lion (Movie Tie-In)
Authors:Saroo Brierley (Author)
Info:Berkley (2016), Edition: Mti Rep, 288 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned

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A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley (2013)

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    Sound-Shadows of the New World by Ved Mehta (srdr)
    srdr: Like Saroo Brierley, Ved Mehta led a dual life after he left India, living in one world and remembering another. In 1949 he traveled to Arkansas to attend the School for the Blind, determined to get the education he could not get in India at that time. He eventually went on to write for the New Yorker.… (more)
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    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo (srdr)
    srdr: A picture of what life is like for children (and their parents) growing up in poverty in India today.
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    There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene (srdr)
    srdr: The moving story of an Ethiopian woman and the orphanage she unexpectedly comes to run. Melissa Faye Greene has written several other excellent non-fiction books about adoption as well.
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This book has also been published with the title, A Long Way Home: A Memoir, which is far more meaningful/appropriate to the content. This is a wonderful book with strong impact. It describes the experiences of a man who as an impoverished young boy who was accidentally carried far from his home and deposited on his own in the city of Calcutta. After a time living on the streets he was fortunate to be placed in an orphanage and adopted by an Australian couple. He never forgot his family in India, and as a man was able to find his original home and locate and meet his birth family. The account of his life in India is eye-opening for a westerner, and his devotion to both his families (birth and adopted) give the account an inspiring tone. ( )
  baobab | Jun 14, 2017 |
I love a good autobiography and this one did not disappoint. This is a fascinating account of getting separated from your family as a 5 year old child and searching for that lost family as an adult. It will give you pause to think about how you live and how that varies based on the country you were born in. This was a pretty quick read and worth it! ( )
  sbenne3 | May 27, 2017 |
Easy read. Good book for teens, though the book largely skips over the teen years of the narrator's life. Students may identify with the fear Saroo must have felt when waking up alone in the station and then fatefully boarding the train that would remove him from his family, life. ( )
  rdwhitenack | May 22, 2017 |
Too wordy. Too much "I" did, "I" saw, etc, Haven't seen the movie yet but the plot sure is fascinating. However, A condensed version would be better reading. ( )
  Bob1819 | Apr 27, 2017 |
At five, Saroo was lost in India. He lived on the street for awhile and then was taken into an institution that had many troubled children- some had committed crimes. It was horrendous. Then he was taken to another home to await adoption.
He was adopted by excellent parents in Australia- Tasmania.
At thirty, he searched Google Earth for months and finally found his home town. Then he went to India and met his birth mother, sister and brother. His other brother had died the day that Saroo was lost.
This story was made into a movie- "Lion". The cover was changed as well as the title. ( )
  bettyroche | Apr 7, 2017 |
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