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An Evening with Amanda Lindhout and Lorinda StewartTuesday Nov 07 2017 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg launch of One Day Closer: A Motherís Quest to Bring Her Kidnapped Daughter Home (Simon & Schuster Canada) at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard.
Featuring a live conversation with author Lorinda Stewart and her daughter Amanda Lindhout (author of A House in the Sky) hosted by Joanne Kelly. A public Q&A will take place after the discussion, followed by a book signing. Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.
Tickets are $10 and will be available starting Tuesday October 17 at McNally Robinson Booksellers in person or by calling 204-475-0483. All proceeds benefit the Global Enrichment Foundation.
On August 23, 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped outside Mogadishu in Somalia. The kidnappersí demand was simple: pay millions or Amanda would be killed. For the next 460 days, Amandaís mother, Lorinda Stewart, did everything in her power to get her daughter back alive.
One Day Closer is the true story of one motherís heroic perseverance in the face of despair, and of the hope and healing to be found beyond trauma. It is also, above all, a tribute to the extraordinary power of a motherís love.
Amanda Lindhout is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports development, aid, and education initiatives in Somalia and Kenya. For more information, visit her website.
Lorinda Stewart is a sought-after speaker who lives on Canadaís west coast. The mother of five children, she became the lead negotiator with Somali kidnappers when her daughter Amanda Lindhout was taken hostage in 2008. After fifteen-and-a-half months of negotiations, Lorinda was reunited with her daughter. This is her first book.
Host Joanne Kelly is a broadcast journalism instructor. She runs a book club at McNally Robinson and talks books every second Sunday on CBC Radio.
- by Lorinda Stewart
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On the day my daughter Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia, my life changed forever. This is the story of how, for 460 days, I fought to save her and bring her home.
"This book is impossible to put down. As inspiring as it is bone-chilling, this is an incredible story of hope and joy, grit and gumption by a determined mother who will stop at nothing to save her daughter." --Jann Arden, singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Falling Backwards
"A gripping, mother's-eye view of Amanda Lindhout's kidnapping ordeal...For any parent who has ever worried about, advocated for, and deeply loved a child, Lorinda Stewart's honest, lion-hearted account will leave you both stunned and uplifted." --Sara Corbett, coauthor of A House in the Sky
On August 23, 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped outside Mogadishu in Somalia. The kidnappers' demand was simple: pay millions or Amanda would be killed. For the next 460 days, Amanda's mother, Lorinda Stewart, did everything in her power to get her daughter back alive.
A brave, small-town mother with no experience in hostage negotiations, Lorinda was called upon by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to be the lead communicator with "Adam"--the Somali man who identified himself as the English-speaking negotiator for Amanda's kidnappers. In a secret "war room" in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Lorinda joined forces with federal officers and began answering calls from Adam, establishing a fragile rapport of trust with the man who held her daughter's fate in his hands. She learned how to demand POLs (proofs of life) from Amanda's hostage takers and even how to react to "bad calls"--getting through them despite having to listen to her daughter's desperate cries for help and fearing Amanda was being abused and tortured.
What was supposed to be a short negotiation stretched on, and weeks became months. As negotiations broke down, Lorinda found herself increasingly on her own. But she never gave up hope, even when the phone calls became more traumatic. Faced with the terrible possibility of her daughter's death, Lorinda decided to bring in a private security company and raise money from donors to support the cause of bringing Amanda home. But would it be enough?
One Day Closer is the true story of one mother's heroic perseverance in the face of despair, and of the hope and healing to be found beyond trauma. It is also, above all, a tribute to the extraordinary power of a mother's love.
- by Amanda Lindhout
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The New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world's most remote places and then into fifteen months of captivity: "Exquisitely told...A young woman's harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph" (The New York Times Book Review).
As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia--"the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.
Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory--every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity--and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark.
Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is "a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion--for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers--that becomes the key to Lindhout's survival" (O, The Oprah Magazine).