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Stars Between the Sun and Moon Audiobook

Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

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Publisher's Summary

Born in 1970s North Korea, Lucia Jang grew up in a typical household - her parents worked in the factories, and the family scraped by on rations. Nightly she bowed to her photo of Kim Il-Sung. It was the beginning of a chaotic period with a decade-long famine.

Jang married an abusive man who sold their baby. She left him and went home to help her family by illegally crossing the river to China to trade goods. She was caught and imprisoned twice. After giving birth to a second child, which the government ordered to be killed, she escaped with him, fleeing under gunfire across the Chinese border. This demonstration of love and courage reflects the range of experiences many North Korean women have endured.

©2014 Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Highly recommended for readers interested in North Korea as well as those who enjoy inspirational stories." (Library Journal)

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    "Fantastic story. Well read."

    I have now read 4 books about North Korean Refugees. While this is not my favorite, it is definitely near the top (Yeonmi Park's book is by far the best imo).

    The reading is clear and very easily understood. The story itself will keep you so interested you won't want to stop listening. Give this book a chance and you will not regret it.

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    Tyler 12-11-15
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    "Well narrated"

    Janet Song did a wonderful job narrating this story. The woman's unfortunate history in North Korea was incredibly very interesting and sad to listen to.

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    chippy 01-28-17
    chippy 01-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story"

    This book is the incredible story of one women's voyage to freedom from North Korea to safety

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    Horse girl500 Logan, UT 01-14-17
    Horse girl500 Logan, UT 01-14-17

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    "heart-wretching story"

    I loved the story although parts were heartbreaking. It was interesting to see her side of the story and picture in my mind as I listened to this book. everyone should read it to get an idea of what North Korea is like and what it's people are going through.

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    Stephanie Vogel Stockholm, Sweden 06-04-16
    Stephanie Vogel Stockholm, Sweden 06-04-16
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    "Very interesting read"

    For anyone interested in daily North Korea life around the time of the great famine I would highly recommend this book.

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