A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.
Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.
Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.
Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

Title:A Long Way Home
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780670077045
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About Saroo Brierley

Saroo Brierley (born 1981) is an Indian-born Australian businessman who, at age 5, was separated from his biological mother. He was adopted by an Australian couple, and 25 years later reunited with his biological mother. His story generated significant international media attention, especially in Australia and India.


    A Long Way Home Reviews

  • Cheri

    Sad, horrifying, wondrous, life affirming, heartbreaking and heartwarming.When Saroo’s father left his mother and their family for another woman, another family, they moved from the Hindu community ...

  • ?????

    وقتى شروع كردم اين كتاب رو ترجمه كنم، میدونستم به علت موضوع قطعن كار سختيه. تمام حدودن پنجاهوچند روزى كه كتاب ر...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    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 history.First, I h...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/A 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...

  • Margitte

    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 li...

  • Maria Espadinha

    Destino ou Acidente ?A Vida tem daqueles Dias que só nos permitem satisfazer os caprichos de Sua Majestade, El Rei D. Inesperado.Ora foi num desses Dias que Saroo, um jovem com apenas 5 anos de idade...

  • Sharon

    At the age of five, Saroo an Indian boy becomes lost after after being separated from his brother. After traveling on a train for quite some time, Saroo ends up in Calcutta. Saroo is not only frighten...

  • Jennifer

    A Long Way Home is Saroo Brierley's personal account of finding himself tragically lost from his family at the young age of 5 years old. His journey back to his birth mother 25 years later is a truly ...

  • K.

    Good Lord. FEELINGS. This book is effectively two separate stories:1. How Saroo got lost and ended up being adopted by an Australian family.2. Saroo's search for his home 20 years later.The first stor...

  • Sarah

    3.5 Stars.I 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. ...