Somewhere Inside

Somewhere Inside

One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home

Large Print - 2010
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One Sister's Captivity in North Korea, and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home

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.

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2010.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781602858756
Branch Call Number: 365.45092 Ling
Characteristics: 477 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Ling, Lisa


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A must-read, written by sisters Laura and Lisa Ling. Not much was said in the media about Laura’s experience, both during and after her captivity. What little I heard about her experience made me curious and I just had to read her story. You won’t be able to put the book down once you start reading. (submitted by LL)

Apr 30, 2018

@Seattle: Laura Ling will be appearing at McCaw Hall on May 7 (Monday) at 7:30 PM for a talk [price of admission is $30 - - $60].

Jul 08, 2010

Great book & an easy read. Very interesting perspective of North Korea.

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