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 Although a long way gone by Ishmael Beah was published several years ago it has moved to the top of my must read list.  I find myself facinated with stories (true stories) of triumph where people overcome unrelenting hardships.  It keeps me grounded and grateful in many ways. 

Reviews

 " A breathtaking and unselfpitying account of how a gentle spirit survives a childhood form which all innocence has suddenly been sucked out.  It's a truly riveting memoir."
 Time Magazine

" Deeply moving, even uplifting ... Beah's story, with its clear-eyed reporting and literate particularitywhether he's dancing to rap, eating a coconut or running toward the burning village where his family is trapped—demands to be read." — People, (Critic's Choice, Four stars)

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