Williamsburg Regional Library

A long way home, Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose - pbk

Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand-to-mouth in a one room hut with his mother and three siblings... until at age five, he mistakenly boarded a train by himself, and ended up in Calcutta, all the way across the country. Uneducated, illiterate, and unable to recall the name of his hometown, he managed to survive for weeks on that city's rough streets. Soon after, he was adopted by a couple in Tasmania. But despite growing up in a loving upper-middle class Aussie family, Saroo still clung to the last memories of his hometown and family in India, and always wondered if he'd ever find them again. Amazingly, twenty-five years later, with some dogged determination and a heap of luck -- and the advent of Google Earth -- he did
Table Of Contents
Remembering -- Getting lost -- Survival -- Salvation -- A new life -- My mum's journey -- Growing up -- Resuming the search -- Finding home -- Meeting my mother -- Reconnection -- Reaching out -- Returning -- Map: My journey across India
Literary Form
non fiction
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Adapted into a 2016 motion picture titled Lion
Physical Description
273 pages, 16 pages of plates, illustrations, maps, 22 cm

Library Locations

  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US