IMPORTANT EVENT IN Damariscotta with co-authors, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett June 25th, 7-9pm
“An extraordinary narrative of forgiveness.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A brave, compassionate and inspiring triumph.” —USA Today
The Maine Coast Book Shop is honored to host Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett in Porter Hall Auditorium at the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta on Wednesday, June 25th from 7-9pm.
While reporting in Somalia in 2008, freelance Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout became the news herself. Kidnapped by fundamentalist rebels, she was starved, raped, beaten and held captive for 460 days. Four years later the 32-year-old refuses to label herself a victim. “Survivor is a much better word,” she says. Since her release Lindhout has become the embodiment of forgiveness and resolve with the launch of her Global Enrichment Foundation, which she started five months after her ordeal ended, and the publication last fall of her
memoir, A House in the Sky, co-authored with Sara Corbett, GEF supports education, community, and food relief initiatives in Somalia. Ms. Lindhout lives in western Canada.
Sara Corbett has been a contributing writer for the NY Times Magazine since 2001. Her work has also appeared in Natn'l Geographic, Elle, Esquire, among others. She is a co-founder of the Telling Room in Portland, ME., a non-profit writing center which promotes creative writing to young people ages 8-18.
“It surprises people that I made this choice, but when I was in captivity I started thinking about what I was going to do if I got a second chance at life, and I wanted it to be of service.” (Amanda Lindhout)
Don't miss this special mid-coast opportunity! Meet the authors at the reception, book purchases and signing to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited! FMI or to reserve seats: call the Maine Coast Book Shop (207)563-3207or email: email@example.com