The World is Bigger Now: an American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea-a Remarkable Story of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness (Hardback)
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Short Description for The World is Bigger Now For the first time, Lee--the young wife, mother, TV journalist, and documentary filmmaker detained in North Korea in 2009 with colleague Laura Ling--tells the harrowing but inspiring story of how she survived and what she learned from her five months in captivity.
- Published: 15 November 2010
- Format: Hardback 306 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307716132 ISBN 10: 0307716139
- Sales rank: 561,279
Full description for The World is Bigger Now
For the first time, Euna Lee--the 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, Lee 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. "The World Is Bigger Now "draws us deep into Euna Lee's 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. Lee explains in unforgettable detail what it was like to lose, and then miraculously regain, life as she knew it. "The World Is Bigger Now "is the story of faith and love and Euna Lee's personalconviction that God will sustain and protect us, even in our darkest hours.