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The world is bigger now: an American journalist's release from captivity in North Korea-- a remarkable story of faith, family, and forgiveness

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For the first time, the author, a young wife, mother, and film editor detained in North Korea, tells a harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, story of survival and faith in one of the most isolated parts of the world. On March 17, 2009, the author and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans fleeing their homeland for a chance at freedom when they were violently apprehended by North Korean soldiers. For nearly five months they remained detained while friends and family in the United States were given little information about their status or conditions. For Lee, detention would prove especially harrowing. Imprisoned just 112 miles from where she was born and where her parents still live in Seoul, South Korea, she was branded as a betrayer of her Korean blood by her North Korean captors. After representing herself in her trial before North Korea's highest court, she received a sentence of twelve years of hard labor in the country's notorious prison camps, leading her to fear she might not ever see her husband and daughter again. This book draws us deep into her life before and after this experience: what led to her arrival in North Korea, her efforts to survive the agonizing months of detainment, and how she and her fellow captive, Ling, were finally released thanks to the efforts of many individuals, including Bill Clinton. She explains in unforgettable detail what it was like to lose, and then miraculously regain, life as she knew it. This is the story of faith and love and a personal conviction that God will sustain and protect us, even in our darkest hours.
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subject_facet Americans -- Korea (North), Hostages -- Korea (North), Journalists -- Korea (North), Journalists -- United States -- Biography, Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-, Lee, Euna -- Captivity, 2009
title_display The world is bigger now : an American journalist's release from captivity in North Korea-- a remarkable story of faith, family, and forgiveness
title_full The World Is Bigger Now An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea . . . A Remarkable Story of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness, The world is bigger now : an American journalist's release from captivity in North Korea-- a remarkable story of faith, family, and forgiveness / Euna Lee with Lisa Dickey
title_short The world is bigger now :
title_sub an American journalist's release from captivity in North Korea-- a remarkable story of faith, family, and forgiveness
topic_facet Americans, Biography & Autobiography, Captivity, 2009, Hostages, Journalists, Lee, Euna, Nonfiction, Politics and government