A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
Thursday, October 5, 2017
This memoir is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again. At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable 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. The 2016 film adaptation, called “Lion,” stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.