A House in the Sky

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A House in the Sky
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AuthorAmanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Publication date
Media typePrint

A House in the Sky is a 2013 memoir by Amanda Lindhout, co-written with the journalist Sara Corbett. It recounts Lindhout's experience in southern Somalia as a hostage of teenage militants from the Hizbul Islam fundamentalist group. As of September 2013, the book is a New York Times bestseller.[1] It also won the 2014 CBC Bookie Award for Best Canadian Nonfiction[2] and was nominated for the 2014 Libris Award for best non-fiction book of 2013.[3] The book was optioned in 2014 by Megan Ellison in order to create a screen adaptation of the work. Rooney Mara will play Lindhout in the film version.[4]


  1. ^ Cowles, Gregory (2013-09-29). "Best Sellers -September 29, 2013". New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Bookies 2014: The Winners". CBC. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "Libris Awards 2014 Shortlist Revealed". April 16, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Jordan Zakarin (June 25, 2014). "Rooney Mara to Star in 'A House in the Sky' for Megan Ellison's Annapurna". The Wrap. Retrieved June 25, 2014.