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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara this #1 international best seller tells the miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and homebut an identity long since left behind At only five years old Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India Unabl. 5 I remember hearing about this story when it broke a few years ago and then it surfaced again when Nicole Kidman starred in the movie LION and the rest will no doubt be historyFirst I have to say that although I already knew the bones of the story as so many potential readers may it only made the reading that much enjoyable Ghost writer Larry Buttrose isn t listed on the cover although he s credited with Larry Buttrose insideThe Goodreads description is the first four introductory pages of the book It is so long and thorough you can get a good idea of what it sounds like Read that if you haven t Saroo tells his own story and I think Buttrose has captured his tone and feelings well Saroo he doesn t know his last name is five gets lost in Calcutta as Kolkata was then known is eventually adopted by Aussies in Tasmania and rediscovers his birth family using Google maps Each step of his convoluted journey to Australia makes the outcome even unbelievable Just surviving was uite an achievementHis experience makes a wonderful terrible terrifying exhilarating and ultimately satisfying adventure but there are certainly dark undertones about the children loose on the streets in India I can t say they are neglected because that makes it sound as if there s a choice that they wouldn t beSaroo s mother dad left with a surprise second wife works carrying stones on her head for construction sites leaving 5 year old Saroo at home to mind his even younger little sister while two older brothers beg and scavenge for food It s just the way it was and is They are always hungry and live in a shed with a cow pat floorHindi was his native language but typical of many small children in desperately poor areas of the world he had very little vocabulary to work with when he was found Many refugee children arrive in Australia with little language or smatterings of several but command of none Mum had always been fascinated by India and knew something about the conditions many people were living under there in 1987 Australia s population was 17 million and that same year in India around 14 million children under the age of ten died from illness or starvation While obviously adopting one child was merely a drop in the ocean it was something they could do And it would make a huge difference to that one child They chose India His mum as he always refers to Sue Brierley had a violent childhood but Dad John Brierley had a happy upbringing which gave stability to the family They were in complete agreement about what they wanted to do togetherThe story moves back and forth uite naturally from Saroo s memories to his searches to today and it s amazing how much and how well he remembered But it wasn t by accident He replayed everything he did and everywhere he went in his mind so he wouldn t forget As soon as he woke up lost in Calcutta he tried to replay his memories of accidentally falling asleep on a train so he might figure out where it came from He hopped on every train he could find but with no luckLater growing up in Tasmania he continued to practice retracing everything in his mind as a kind of meditation from walking around his village to crawling into hiding places sewer pipes yuck to escaping dogs sexual predators and organ collectors The odds on his surviving intact were slim indeed But he never forgot all the landmarks he d committed to memory At FIVE As I said knowing these details won t affect the fun you ll have reading his story and enjoying the many photos that accompany it Unfortunately the adoption process takes longer than it did in the 1980s but he says it s uicker if you don t demand a certain age or gender If any Aussies are interested bet there ll be a surge in demand as people see the movie LION the meaning of his name Sheru in Hindi 2The Wikipedia article about Larry Buttrose has a nice story about how he worked on the book His best known book is A Long Way Home the Saroo Brierley memoir which he ghost wrote in 2012 He researched and wrote the book between September and December of that year including research trips to Hobart to interview Saroo and his family and a month long journey to India with Saroo There he met Saroo s Indian family and travelled with Saroo on a rail journey across India retracing for the first time the journey that Saroo took two and a half decades before as a young child that ended him in Calcutta now Kolkata Buttrose completed the book in his Kolkata hotel room and emailed the manuscript to the publishers Penguin on the date of the deadline Terrific book unbelievable story from an amazing memory wonderfully told Oh am I gushing

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A Long Way Home

Had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical euations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India One day after years of searching he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. Oh my lord this book had be blubbering like a baby Prepare the tissues if you read this book When Saroo Brierley was five years old he was separated from his family on a train Unable to remember where he came from Saroo eventually found himself adopted by an Australian family This is the story of Saroo finding his home The Good A very emotional and heartwarming read So easy to fly through in a single sitting I can finally watch the movie The Bad Saroo s writing isn t my personal favourite but I don t think that it matters too much since the story itself was amazing

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E to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia Despite his gratitude Brierley always wondered about his origins Eventually with the advent of Google Earth he. Few life stories involve such impossible odds incredible love and sheer determiniation as Saroo Brierley s For several years after watching Slumdog Millionaire my mind kept returning to these little boys and their heartbreaking story When I started reading the book after the title attracted me to it I was unaware of Saroo Brierley s true story After finishing the book I discovered that the movie Lion with Nicole Kidman in his Australian mother s role was made I realized for the first time how big his story really became He talked in the book of the press getting hold of it but it never really dawned on me or rather sunk in how far and wide his amazing story traveled all over the world And it is the most amazing story ever of this five year old boy born in extreme poverty in central India who under calamitous and traumatic circumstances got lost at a train station and landed in an an orphanage two thousand kilometers away from home was adopted by Australian parents and decided 20 years later to find his family even though he had the names of towns all wrong almost right and even pronounced his own name incorrectly All through his life he always worried about his little sister who he took care of since he was four years old He still felt responsible for her And he was worried that his older brother who at fourteen years old was the head of the family with many responsibilities was still looking for him after Saroo was left at the train station that night to wait on his brother He worried about his mother who had to work as a brick carrier on construction sites to make ends meet and had nobody to take care of his little sister With the help of Google Earth it took him 4 years but he never gave up Mentally I was so involved in his search I even marked his memories on sticky notes to help him search Total madness I know since he wrote the book after the fact But I just burst out in tears when he found the water tower at the train station where he got separated from his older brother one night so many years ago In my mind I told him Oh Saroo let s go Let s go I feel it in my bones your mum is there Given the fact that he went through hundreds of towns and villages connected to railways and just could not find the right one During the day he worked in his adoptive father s business and at night he spent hours on Google Earth In a country with almost 2 billion citizens it was a daunting undertaking Oy Of course he did not really need me The title of this memoir is perfect It was not only a journey of thousands of kilometers home but also an emotional road through terrible memories and gut wrenching losses I could just imagine his biological mother s joy when he stood in front of her after twenty five years Well yours truly cried like a babyI haven t seen the movie but the book was an emotional journey with a young five year old boy who became a gentle giant with a mission in life It was perfectly written And they all lived happily ever after and so did I There are several videos and interviews available on Youtube which I still must watch Can t waitIt is not a story that you will easily forget It s a miracle really I loved the tone of the book The innocence of the little boy is so well portrayed and brings a charm to the book which makes it authentic It s really well written


10 thoughts on “A Long Way Home

  1. says:

    Sad horrifying wondrous life affirming heartbreaking and heartwarmingWhen Saroo’s father left his mother and their family for ano

  2. says:

    5★I remember hearing about this story when it ‘broke’ a few years ago and then it surfaced again when Nicole Kidman starred in the movie LION and the rest will no doubt be historyFirst I have to say that although I already knew the bones of the story as so many potential readers may it only made the reading that much enjoyab

  3. says:

    Find all of my reviews at Long Way Home will probably end up as a selection on all the lists featuring inspirational stories and here I go giving it a 2 Star What can I say????? The first sign that this probably wasn't going to be a great book is the fact that the blurb wasn't even a blurb but rather the opening pages of the story That should have served as my warning but I was all about reading errrrrry book that went from “

  4. says:

    Few life stories involve such impossible odds incredible love and sheer determiniation as Saroo Brierley's For several years after watching 'Slumdog Millionaire' my mind kept returning to these little boys and their heartbreaking story When I started reading the book after the title attracted me to it I was unaware of Saroo Brierley's true story After finishing the book I discovered that the movie Lion with Ni

  5. says:

    A Long Way Home is Saroo Brierley's personal account of finding himself tragically lost from his family at the young age

  6. says:

    At the age of five Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother After traveling on a train for uite some time Saroo ends up in Calcutta Saroo is not only frightened and alone but he is also faced with having to scavenge and beg for food for his survival He has no idea of his surname or the village h

  7. says:

    Oh my lord this book had be blubbering like a baby Prepare the tissues if you read this book When Saroo Brierley was five years old he was separated from his family on a train Unable to remember where he came from Saroo eventually found himself adopted by an Australian family This is the story of Saroo finding his home The Good A very emotio

  8. says:

    Saroo was five years old when he found himself alone and on the streets of Calcutta Surviving by eating scraps of food sleeping in hidden areas After several close calls he is eventually found and sent to an orp

  9. says:

    Good Lord FEELINGS This book is effectively two separate stories1 How Saroo got lost and ended up being adopted by an Aus

  10. says:

    35 StarsI found out about this book when I watched the trailer for the 2016 movie Lion The trailer had me in tears and then when I saw it was based on this true story I knew I had to read this First of all it is an incredible and heartbreaking story I can't even fathom how Saroo a 5 year old Indian boy survived for weeks