One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her HomeLarge Print - 2010
Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club, Doubleday Book Club, The Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Rhapsody Book Club, and One Spirit Book Club
On March 17, 2009, Laura Ling and Euna Lee were working on a documentary about North Korean defectors. While filming, they were apprehended by North Korean soldiers, charged with "hostile acts," and imprisoned. Following months of interrogation, the women were tried before North Korea's highest court and sentenced to twelve years of hard labor.
Laura's sister, journalist Lisa Ling, immediately began a campaign to get her sister released - a campaign that led her to the highest echelons of the media world and U.S. government. Somewhere Inside is Laura's gripping account of the deprivation and harrowing interrogation she endured, its emotional toll, and the fear that she might never see her family again.
Told in the sisters' alternating voices, Somewhere Inside is an inspiring tale of survival set against a canvas of international politics. It is also a window into the unique bond these two sisters have always shared - a bond that sustained them throughout the most horrifying ordeal of their lives.