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

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  • Title: Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom
  • Author: Lucia Jang Susan McClelland
  • ISBN: 9780393249224
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover

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

About "Lucia Jang Susan McClelland"

  1. Lucia Jang Susan McClelland

    Lucia Jang is a refugee from North Korea who lives in Toronto.

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  1. I m completely devastated after reading this memoir about life inside North Korea Lucia Jang s story is so dire and horrifying that I almost wish she fabricated some of it so I can continue to believe that life cannot be so cruel She was born to a poor family in the countryside that would be forever scorned because her grandfather and uncle defected to South Korea She will have no ability to join the Party and would only be a manual laborer for life Times were tough until the Arduous March famin [...]


  2. I have no idea how this woman survived everything she did, nor how she could bear to relive it to write this memoir Circumstances created by the system of government in North Korea render most people s lives, if they were related like a biography, a litany of human rights violations Starvation, inhuman conditions when imprisoned for daring to escape the regime, forced abortions for women enemies of the state who are pregnant when arrested, constant indoctrination and enforced reverence for the l [...]


  3. This book had me in awe and simultaneously in terror and heartbreak over the way humans have been and are still being treated This woman and her bravery are inspiring A must read if you need some perspective and a reason or a few to be thankful to live where and how we do.


  4. The first defector story I ve read about a woman a woman with a baby, no less The writing is spare, but effective She describes some pretty horrific things no gory details if you are worried about that sort of thing and gives some insight into the trafficking of North Korean brides and children, but also about daily life pre famine The fact that she escaped with her baby is amazing.This was pretty interesting and tremendously sad Women are treated as subhuman, always subject to a man, and it nev [...]


  5. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire read The end of each chapter left me curious and anxious to learn what was going to happen next or how something was going to pan out.This is a story of survival from beginning to end and a glimpse into what some have to do in the pursuit of freedom This story is going to stay with me for a LONG time and at any moment that I doubt myself, will be a reminder that someone out there is having chase and hideout for the things that I have Absolutely [...]


  6. I think we have come far in the last 50 years as an open, global community Equal rights, dignity, opportunity on a macro scale Yes, despite wars, conflicts and terrorism that roil the world on a larger scale I think we have made advances But, there are exceptions and this book takes us to one of the nations that continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons North Korea Lucia Jang provides a personal and detailed description of growing up as a citizen under the closed, draconian, national [...]


  7. This is the first book life story of a woman who finally escaped from North Korea, ultimately to Canada, after a number of attempts and incredible odds, with first person accounts of the difficult life, her very gradual awakening to the possibility that the society built around fealty to the Kim s doctrines might not be based on facts, as well as the harshness and challenges of the society, including any food security It is well written, translated during a year s conversations with the co autho [...]


  8. I read this book in just 2 days because it was so engrossing, right from the first paragraph Last month I read my favourite book of the year, The Orphan Master s Son by Adam Johnson and it really peaked my interest in North Korea Johnson did a lot of research before writing his novel and even though it is a work of fiction it is based on fact as good fiction often is I wanted to read about this country and the people who have actually lived there There are quite a few memoirs from defectors out [...]


  9. There are very few books I have ever read in a single day, and this is one of them I am not a fast reader I plod through books, rereading sentences as I grow tired This woman s story of life in North Korea is illuminating, and I found her irrepressible zeal for life refreshing No matter what happens to Lucia Jang, she presses on with a rare strength Sometimes I found myself wondering what it was that fueled her tenacity, how could she go on any further Life in North Korea has been shielded from [...]


  10. Well, I listened to this book, and while I was horrified at what this woman had to endure, I was not a fan of the reader She did not put enough emotion into the reading I am pleased that the author was finally able to make her way out of North Korea for good several trips out and then back home, and try again, and back home again I began to get a bit irritated because she didn t go and just stay gone But I understand her predicament often people who don t know any differently about the outside w [...]


  11. A harrowing memoir of strength and determination by Jung Sunwha and her escape from North Korea Sunwha has informally married in Chosun, North Korea to an abusive man, Myungin She gave birth to their son, Sungman, who was sold For years she escaped back and forth from Chosun, to China, and then caught and imprisoned in North Korea The cycle went round and round with torture and starvation She becomes pregnant by an ethnic Korean in China, gives birth to a son, Taebum, and ultimately they escape [...]


  12. What a heart wrenching, soul stirring memoir about Lucia Jang s life and her struggles in North Korea and her escape to freedom Her journey has been so painful to even read, I cannot even begin to imagine how she actually lived through it and endured so much misery in one lifetime I was constantly telling myself what I am reading is not fiction but HAS actually happened to this woman This book left me speechless and teary in the end.


  13. I listened to this in my car This story surely has to be told, but when you read listen to it, remember it s really current The hardships the people of N Korea endure is mind blowing As I was reading I kept thinking it was so long ago and things have surely changed But this happened in my lifetime and that is hard to swallow The details this woman gives in her story are hard to take sometimes but that doesn t make them any less real.


  14. Very good book I found it very hard to put down I knew starvation, prison and camps were a part of life in North Korea but it didn t really hit home for me until I read this autobiography of this woman s life and personal horror It s hard for me to write what I feel today after finishing the book last night, and I only read the book I feel great admiration for her courage and enormous strength, both for surviving and also for telling her story.


  15. Another tragic memoir by a defector of North Korea Depressing how similar each author s experiences are, especially knowing that these authors were the lucky ones who managed to escape and write their stories, while many, many others stories will never be told Each memoir I read brings about new and startling insight into this mysterious and isolated regime, and this one was no different Poignant and heartbreaking, well written and worth the read.


  16. Crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, especially against woman, and personal memoirs like The Stars between the Sun and the Moon help readers to understand the issues on a personal level, to really empathize While horrific things happened to Ms Jang, the story is ultimately uplifting, and one of hope It s an important book.


  17. This book is utterly fascinating North Korean defectors are incredibly resilient s unfathomable what they go through I ve read many of these memoirs and they all offer something slightly different this book in particular drew of a picture of life in inside North Korea than others I d read This woman certainly had a story to tell, and I m glad she chose to.


  18. Poignant Many people in this election season are led to believe the US is in dire straits You want dire straits Poverty No constitution No freedom No food No hope No nothing but suffering Vacation in North Korea This story is a poignant reminder of the profound struggle for food and dignity millions of people still endure every day, just in one country.


  19. The details of this woman s life are hard to hear, but that is the reason the book was written We have an opportunity to see her life in North Korea She could not be defeated as she endured beatings, rape, prison, starvation, the selling of her child, and numerous other abuses to feed her family and gain freedom from her oppressed life.



  20. Almost everyone is familiar with the current political situation in North Korea, but I honestly lacked the depth of what was truly happening until I read this memoir It is the story of one woman s life from childhood until adulthood under this oppressive regime It is a story of unspeakable evil, trials, and difficulties including several imprisonments, being separated from her children, abused by her husband, and This book captures the resilience of women in this country and brings a name and f [...]


  21. I read this on America s Independence Day was just in awe of the bondage North Koreans face every day But rather than simply pity Lucia Jang, I stand in awe of her determining grit to help her family and break free Surely as Americans we need to keep reading stories of refugees so we are motivated to do I ve often wondered why North Koreans don t just stand up revolt but the beginning of Lucia s story really helped me to understand how they re brainwashed from birth Having lived in Mongolia fo [...]


  22. Another book about North Korean defector I have read I have always been interested on North Korea and stories about refugees The story was well told, all the details and emotions was vividly written I just wondering so much about this lady and how is her life going and the end of the story makes me want something , so the end makes me quite not satisfied By reading her story I feel lucky and graceful with my life And also my hope for a better human right for North Korean I think her story is ins [...]


  23. This is quick, painful read You ll be grateful to live in the U.S after reading about the horrors of life in North Korea The author endured starvation, grueling physical labor, the selling of her child and much in the first 30 or so years of her life The telling is quick which spares the reader some of the horror however, at time I wished I had known a few details Her stamina and fortitude enabled her to survive yet the pain of losing her son and the estrangement she suffered from her family t [...]


  24. This is my third memoir of life in and escape from North Korea This one is compelling her misery is relentless It s less about the escape than the other two that part gets only a quick chapter Mostly it s about the brutality of the regime, the callousness of the people she tries to live with in China, and the many betrayals that characterize life in North Korea.


  25. I listened to this book on CD This is the harrowing memoir of a woman in North Korea Her story is not for the faint of heart, although she does persevere At the end, the author who worked with Lucia Jang in the translation said that this story isn t just hers but many women of North Korea I am ever so thankful to be living in the United State.


  26. This book was so fascinating I finished it in less than a day The story is told in chronological order, which makes it easy to follow If you want to know what life is was like in North Korea, I highly recommend it It is upsetting, but Jang s courage and tenacity in the face of some of the worst conditions imaginable are inspiring.


  27. It s an extraordinary moving and mostly sad story about the strength of a north korean woman who had to give up a lot and endure terrible strokes of fate to fight for a humane self determined life It s one of the best, if not THE best, stories I ve read so far concerning this topic.


  28. Super interessant inkijkje in een onbekend en gesloten land als noord Korea Begin is wel een beetje inkomen.Eigenlijk eerder 3,5 ster.


  29. I can t help but wonder how much of these NoKo memoirs are watered down to be palatable narratives the tragedy just breaks my heart.


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