Kimberly (2wanda) wrote in knitmeayarn,

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a long way gone

I would like to read the book A Long Way Gone sometime soon. I haven't bought the book yet, but it is selling on Amazon for $13.20. It is written by a young man, Ishmael Beah, who was boy soldier in the Sierra Leone civil war. This book interests me not only because it is highly praised as "A breathtaking and unselfpitying account of how a gentle spirit survives a childhood from which all innocence has suddenly been sucked out. It's a truly riveting memoir" (Time Magazine), but also because I'm constantly fascinated by the ability of human beings, especially children, to overcome difficult circumstances, trauma, and even war.

If anyone is interested in reading this at the same time I do, and making it an online bookclub topic, I'm game.
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