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Alternative title: Lioness : The Extraordinary Untold Story of Sue Brierley, Mother of Saroo, the Boy Known as Lion
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Lioness
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''My most desperate wish while Saroo was growing up was to send through the heavens a message—"Your boy is fine, I'm looking after him. He's beautiful." That was my big wish.'

'Saroo Brierley's journey home to a small village in India by scrolling through countless satellite images on Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the major motion picture LION. But the untold story of how his adoptive mother, Sue, came into his life half a world away in Tasmania is every bit as riveting and unlikely. For Sue herself had a traumatic childhood. She was the daughter of European refugees, and her father was a violent alcoholic whose business gambles left her family destitute.

'When Sue married she was determined to break the cycle of despair. She chose not to have biological children and to adopt a child in need. Sue and her husband, John, filled their home with love and compassion, and opened their hearts to two very special little boys, Saroo and Mantosh.

'Twenty-five years later, the discovery that Saroo's mother was actually still alive in a remote town in India turned his world upside down — as it did for Sue. The story of how Sue met Kamla and united over their shared love for Saroo is both moving and inspiring.

'In this uplifting and deeply personal book Sue explores what it means to be a mother, how families are formed in many ways, and how love and perseverance can, ultimately, bring us all together.' (Publication summary)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2020 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published 3rd November 2020
      ISBN: 9780143796039

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Sue and Saroo : A Memoir of Motherhood Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 53)

— Review of Lioness Sue Brierley , 2020 single work autobiography

'The vision was of a brown-skinned child standing by her side. She sensed it so keenly that she could even feel the child’s warmth. It was so striking she wondered about her sanity … but as time went by, she became more comfortable with her vision, accepted it as something precious, a visitation of some sort that only she knew about.’' (Introduction)

Sue and Saroo : A Memoir of Motherhood Margaret Robson Kett , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 426 2020; (p. 53)

— Review of Lioness Sue Brierley , 2020 single work autobiography

'The vision was of a brown-skinned child standing by her side. She sensed it so keenly that she could even feel the child’s warmth. It was so striking she wondered about her sanity … but as time went by, she became more comfortable with her vision, accepted it as something precious, a visitation of some sort that only she knew about.’' (Introduction)

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