Amanda Lindhout

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky

A Memoir of a Kidnapping That Changed Everything


At eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her Canadian hometown to the big city, saving tips as a waitress to travel the globe. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a reporter. In August 2008, she traveled to Somalia to report on the fighting - and was abducted.

Her story illuminates the psychology, motivations, and desperate extremism of her guards and the men in charge of them. She survived by finding strength and hope in the power of her own mind. Her story is a moving testament to the power of compassion and forgiveness.