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A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. 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. This is a moving and inspirational true story that celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit.
Publisher: 2013. ,
[Melbourne, Victoria] : 2016. Penguin Books,
ISBN: 9780143572305
Branch Call Number: B 306.8740994 BRIE
Characteristics: 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), 1 map, portraits (some colour) ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Buttrose, Larry 1952-


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Sep 24, 2017

An extra ordinary story told in an ordinary way.

Aug 01, 2017

Loved everything about this book.

Jul 16, 2017

I too saw the movie before reading the book. I loved them both. Such a heartwarming story of resilience, love and perseverance. One of the best books read this year.

laurengail Jun 28, 2017

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Jun 26, 2017

I saw the movie first and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Reading the book afterwards did not ruin it for me. The book was so well written and it was a quick read but very enjoyable. This man had an amazing journey. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great book to read.

Jun 21, 2017

This book was amazing. The prologue moved me to tears, and I was hooked. I can easily say it's one of my favorites.

hammy28 Jun 08, 2017

Great book. Kept me engaged from start to finish. Often autobiographies will have parts that are dull and I skim over but not Lion. Enjoyed all of it.

Apr 09, 2017

Truly an enjoyable read, I was intrigued by the dual cultural descriptions to the point i felt i was there in India!

Mar 30, 2017

This was a great book, definitely a quick read, and a truly inspiring story! The only issue I had, was near the end there was a portion of the book that was cumbersome with the names of the cities and towns where Saroo was searching, it almost becomes a "skip over" part. But a fabulous story!

Mar 29, 2017

I just finished reading the book "Lion" after viewing the movie first and recommend both of them. Totally amazing.

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Jun 21, 2017

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