Beaumaris Books

“As a five year old Indian boy, I got completely lost. Twenty-five years later, starting half a world away in Australia, I found my way back.”


When SAROO BRIERLEY used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.

Saroo had become lost from his brother at a train station in India at the age of five. Almost 1,500 kms away from home, and not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, Saroo survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pour over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.

Then he set off on a journey to find his mother, and after twenty-five years he found his way back home.

Saroo’s story, which will be made into a motion picture film next year, is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope..


Beaumaris Books

In association with Penguin Books Australia

Proudly presents an evening with


For his inspirational memoir

A Long Way Home

When: Wednesday 24th July, 7.30pm

Where: MALT CAFÉ, 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Cost: $50 includes admission, finger

Food AND a copy of ‘A Long Way Home’ Beverages at bar prices.


**Phone credit card bookings accepted**


Phone: 9589 4638


Written by Andrew Martin — June 19, 2013