Lion (Movie Tie-In)

Lion (Movie Tie-In)

by Saroo Brierley


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First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!

This 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.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

Previously published as A Long Way Home

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399584695
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 262,295
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India, Saroo Brierley lives in Hobart, Tasmania, where he manages a family business, Brierley Marine, with his father. Saroo’s story has been published in several languages and was made into an Academy Award-nominated major motion picture.

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Lion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and is written really well. I could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a journey! Unbelievable story with a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I’ve ever read. Thank you Saroo for your touching story and your will to survive, and thanks to your adoptive parents for loving you so well. And we loved the movie too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a story. Incredible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sad, outstanding adventure is the beast book youll ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A heartwarming story of a brave, lost little boy growing into a determined man searching for his past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and inspiring true story, highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
being truthful, just how much does a 5yr old really remember? Especially in such detail. Story written as recalled by a 5yr old child. Hard to get past that and couldn't keep reading the book.