Recommended Book of the Week: Lion by Saroo Brierley

Lion, the true story of Saroo Brierley.

Lion, the true story of Saroo Brierley. - Credit: Archant

Lion is the heartbreaking, but also inspiring true story of a little boy who found his way home 25 years after being separated from his family.

Now a major film, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, Lion tells the amazing story of five-year-old Saroo Brierley, who lives in a one-room hut in a poor village in India. One day, when he goes off to work with his older brother, he boards the wrong train and gets lost. He ends up on the streets of Calcutta and eventually he is adopted and goes to live in Tasmania.

When Saroo reaches 30, he knows he needs to trace his roots and find home. With some dogged determination, a heap of good luck and the power of Google Earth, he finds his way back home.