At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write, or even recall the name of his hometown or his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude for his new family, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home. Poring over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize, Saroo developed mathematical equations to further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. Finally, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off in search of his original family. A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story that celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.