Freed Journo Ling Shops Book With Sister

Book to explore issues of sisterhood, journalism
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 5:00 PM CDT
Laura Ling, second from right, an American journalist who was arrested in March after allegedly crossing into North Korea from China, is hugged by her sister Lisa in Burbank, Calif., Aug. 5, 2009.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – That was quick: One of the journalists imprisoned in North Korea and freed earlier this month is shopping a book proposal, the Wall Street Journal reports. Laura Ling’s book will be written in collaboration with her sister, Lisa, and proposes to deal not only with Laura's detention but with sisterhood and journalism. A publisher who saw the proposal said the angle seemed more compelling than a book specifically about her time in North Korea.