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By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a girl whose interest led her to the world’s most pretty and foreign places, its so much imperiled and threatening international locations, after which into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written tale of braveness, resilience, and grace

As a toddler, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent family through paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself in its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she all started saving her information so she may well trip the globe. meaning to comprehend the area and stay an important lifestyles, she backpacked via Latin the United States, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened through every one event, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling profession as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most threatening position on earth.” On her fourth day, she was once kidnapped via a bunch of masked males alongside a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, gets “wife lessons” from one in all her captors, and hazards a bold break out. Moved among a chain of deserted homes within the barren region, she survives on memory—every lush element of the area she skilled in her existence ahead of captivity—and on approach, fortitude, and wish. whilst she is so much determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the lady saved in chains, at nighttime, being tortured.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the best novel, A apartment within the Sky is the searingly intimate tale of an intrepid younger lady and her look for compassion within the face of incredible adversity.

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Prevalence of alcohol abuse and dependence is apparently greater among white Americans compared to Americans of color. 5% among women of color), for alcohol abuse only, for alcohol dependence only, and for combined alcohol dependence with abuse. Alcohol abuse appears inversely related to SES. The meaning of these reported racial and ethnic group differences in prevalence of drug use is less clear. 67) compared with white Americans (Lillie-Blanton, Anthony, & Schuster, 1993). This finding is important because it clearly 30 Sevgi O.

Hispanic Americans apparently have the least access to health care services. This lack of access to health care is particularly marked among those living below the poverty level. S. Department of Commerce, 1992b). In the case of sexually transmitted infections, membership in racial/ ethnic minority groups, to a large extent, influences the pool of potential sex partners from which one may choose. Similarly, SES probably affects the pool of potential sex partners (Ramstedt, Giesecke, Forssman, & Granath, 1991).

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