A House in the Sky

Editorial reviews

A House in the Sky

In the cleanest prose, she and Corbett allow events both horrific and absurd — like Lindhout’s diligently translating, from a smartphone, a message to jihadis from Osama bin Laden — to unfold on their own. Lindhout’s resilience transforms the story from a litany of horrors into a humbling encounter with the human spirit.

It’s painful reading, but readers will probably find inspiration in her ability to endure hardship. The book should also be mandatory for anybody who feels compelled to work in the toughest parts of the world.