10 September 2013
| 4.2/5 |
| Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography|
Sarah Corbett books, Memoirs, Journalist books
A House in the Sky Wikipedia
A House in the Sky is a 2013 memoir by Amanda Lindhout, co-written with the journalist Sara Corbett. It recounts Lindhout's experience in southern Somalia as a hostage of teenage militants from the Hizbul Islam fundamentalist group. As of September 2013, the book is a New York Times bestseller. It also won the 2014 CBC Bookie Award for Best Canadian Nonfiction and was nominated for the 2014 Libris Award for best non-fiction book of 2013. The book was optioned in 2014 by Megan Ellison in order to create a screen adaptation of the work. Rooney Mara will play Lindhout in the film version.