Monday, 25 April 2016

One Book One Community

Announcement!  Announcement!  Announcement!
 The book selection for One Book One Community 2016 has been announced: "A House in the Sky" by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett.  It is a memoir of abduction in Somalia.
Amanda Lindhout
   Amanda was fortunate to connect with Sara who agreed to write her story.  It is beautifully written.
  I have read this book and had trouble connecting with Amanda.  Her desire to put herself into danger and her reaction to the kidnapping were hard for me to understand.  Amanda had persuaded Nigel Brennan from Australia to accompany her, so he was also taken hostage in 2008.  
   Nigel collaborated with his sister and sister-in-law to write a book called "The Price of Life".  I searched for this book in order to better understand the situation.  I found it very different and enlightening.
  I will write about both books at a later date.

One Book One Community, 2016.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a great selection for OBOC. Like you I had problems with Amanda right from the get go. She shouldn't have put herself in harm's way in the first place! It's still a well written book and exciting to read. I think I will have to read Nigel's book for his perspective.