A House in the Sky: A Memoir
Growing up in a violent home, reading old issues of National Geographic was Amanda Lindhout’s only form of escape. This childhood hobby ignited her passion for travel which led to a career as a TV reporter in warn-torn Afghanistan and Iraq. In August of 2008, Lindhout traveled to Somalia, known as the most dangerous country on Earth. On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men and was held hostage for 460 days.
Exquisitely vivid and suspenseful, Lindhout’s story of survival is a page-turner that you won’t be able to put down.
A House in the Sky: A Memoir, by Amanda Lindhout and Sarah Corbett $14 at indigo.ca
Open Heart, Open Mind
Clara Hughes is the only athlete in the world to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter Olympics. Unlike most professional athletes, who spent their whole lives training; Clara spent her teenage years drinking and using drugs as a way to escape the challenges of growing up in a home affected by alcoholism. In her long-awaited memoir, Hughes shares the journey of how she turned her life around at sixteen and how she survived a severe depression following her successful career as an athlete.
Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes, $13 at indigo.ca