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Under the Same Sky - by Joseph Kim (Paperback)

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  • An inspirational memoir about an abandoned young boy who escaped the devastating famine in North Korea and came to America in search of survival, freedom, and the pursuit of his wildest dreams.
  • About the Author: JOSEPH KIM was born in North Korea in 1990.
  • 288 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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An inspirational memoir chronicling the life of Joseph Kim, who not only survived and escaped the devastating famine in North Korea as an abandoned young boy, but made it to the United States and is now thriving in college here



Book Synopsis



An inspirational memoir about an abandoned young boy who escaped the devastating famine in North Korea and came to America in search of survival, freedom, and the pursuit of his wildest dreams. ¶ "Riveting."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) ¶ Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy's normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long, terrible ordeal that killed millions, including his father, and sent others, like his mother and only sister, on desperate escape routes into China. Alone on the streets, Joseph learned to beg and steal. He had nothing but a street-hardened survival instinct. Finally, in desperation, he too crossed a frozen river to escape to China. There a kindly Christian woman took him in, kept him hidden from the authorities, and gave him hope. Soon, through an underground network of activists, he was spirited to the American consulate, and became one of just a handful of North Koreans to be brought to the U.S. as refugees. Joseph knew no English barely had an education. Yet the kindness of his foster family changed his life. He mastered English, made it to college, and, against all odds, was able to achieve the American Dream.



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Vital to our understanding of life in North Korea. Washington Post

Powerful . . . Doesn t hold anything back. Publishers Weekly, starred review

Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy s normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long, terrible ordeal that killed millions, including his father, and sent others, like his mother and only sister, on desperate escape routes into China. Alone on the streets, Joseph learned to beg and steal until finally, in desperation, he too crossed a frozen river to escape to China.
A kindly Christian woman took him in and kept him hidden from the authorities. And through an underground network of activists, he was spirited to the American consulate, becoming one of just a handful of North Koreans to be brought to the United States as refugees. Joseph knew no English and had never been a good student. Yet the kindness of his foster family changed his life. He became a dedicated student, mastered English, and made it to college, where he is now thriving thanks to his faith and inner strength. Under the Same Sky is an unforgettable story of suffering and redemption.

A remarkable tale . . . Vividly describes what Joseph Kim and millions of other North Koreans endured. Christian Science Monitor

A courageous and inspiring memoir. Kirkus Reviews


JOSEPH KIM was born in North Korea in 1990. In 2007 he came to the United States, where he completed high school. He is currently a college student in New York City.

STEPHAN TALTY is the coauthor of several works of narrative nonfiction, including Captain Phillips.

Author photograph (c) Martin Bentsen

MARINER
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$15.95
ISBN 978-0-544-70527-2
Nonfiction
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"[A] page-turner--fast-paced, suspenseful and novelistic. . . Searing." --Wall Street Journal "Vital to our understanding of life in North Korea." --Washington Post "There's something riveting about his honesty; he portrays the bleak conditions, dwindling resources, eternal uncertainty, and loss of dignity with an unashamed matter-of-factness almost at odds with the desperate circumstances...Kim's tale is a vital insight into a little-understood country and a modern day tragedy." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "This short, brutish book--with chapter-ending cliffhangers presaging the next hard twist--will enlighten readers as to the devastating hardships facing those living in North Korea during the 'great famine.'" --Booklist "Told with poise and dignity, Kim's story...provides vivid documentation of a remarkable life. It also offers an important account of atrocities committed within North Korea that have been hidden from the West--and indeed, most of the rest of the world. A courageous and inspiring memoir." --Kirkus Reviews --




About the Author



JOSEPH KIM was born in North Korea in 1990. In 2006 he came to the United States, where he completed high school. He is currently a college student in New York City.

STEPHAN TALTY is the coauthor of several works of narrative nonfiction, including Captain Phillips.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Joseph Kim
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2016
TCIN: 51134327
UPC: 9780544705272
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8692
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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