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Run Away (One Woman's Story of Resilience): One Woman's Story of Resilience (Volume 1) Paperback – Large Print, June 29, 2012

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I read your book in 2 days! What an inspiration you are!This book must be a Movie soon!
Sherri Hilton   Jackson, MS

"I could not put it down!" I hope some producer reads this and decides to make it into a movie and leaves God's unmistakable deliverance of you in it. Sue Yabro

Just wanted you to know-that although your life has been harder than mine, you have suffered some of the same things. Remember always that God loves you just the way you are-you are beautiful inside and out. Prayers, love, and hug, Linda Shelton from Canada  

"Awesome read!"  I couldn't put it down!  Posted on USTA Mississippi by Lesley Mosby from Jackson,MS

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" "I knew that if I sat around doing nothing, that no one would give me a bucket of happiness. I had to get up each day and move forward. I had to make things happen in my life." Jeanhee Kang-Author of RUN AWAY


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Jeanhee Kang (June 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985326956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985326951
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,473,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. L. Ziegler on August 1, 2012
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This is the true story about a little girl who fought her adversaries for much of her life while striving to fulfill her life long dream of getting an education and providing for herself, by herself.

This is one of those books that can really suck you in and have you hoping against all odds that this girl will succeed.

I would love to meet this lady today and give her a huge hug and thank her for being brave enough to tell the world about her life, which is not always pretty.

Much of her terrible trials deals with abuse that many women struggle with still today.

Jeanhee is remarkable and I am very proud of her.
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While reading 'Run Away'. I kept asking myself...How is Jeanhee going to survive?....But she does...unbelievable how she avoids death from constant hunger as a child. And I was amazed how Jeanhee understood at the age of 5 that she "had to get an education" .....but only if her mother would permit it. "Run Away" is a completely and brutally honest memoir about a young girl that uses determination and ( I will use the word from the title) resilience to overcome adversity...unbelievable adversity! Great Book! You will have to tell someone what happens after you finish each chapter because..well...you just got to talk about it! So, if you have not read a good memoir..then begin with 'Run Away'.
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The author and I were neighbors in Korea!

We probably never met, but I may have seen Jeanhee with her uniform and book bag on the streets of Iri City (now Iksan City). I lived nearby in Gimje as a member of the U.S. Peace Corps from 1970-72. We were part of an agricultural project and our provincial office was in Iri. We had a week of our training there and often visited for special events. Of course, Iri was a railway transportation center, so we knew the train station there well, just minutes from her home. I returned in 1973 for a short time and lived in Seoul and often went to Itaewon to enjoy American food and speak English with the GI's. So, that environment was familiar to me too, making this whole story even more poignant.

I was most interested in reading this book because of its setting. The author's descriptions of post-war Korea, particularly of the impoverished country side, are vivid and I could relive many of my experiences there. Although I arrived more than a decade after her early childhood, and the poverty was beginning to disappear, the rural conditions were still harsh. If anyone wants an insight into this period of Korea's history and what it was like to grow up poor, then this book will plunge you headlong into that world.

This book is much more than that, of course, because it is a brutally honest autobiography of one woman's tumultuous life. It is told with startling frankness, often with details that make us cringe and personal revelations that take our breath away. Be prepared to feel her pain, to cry, to agonize but always to hope. This jarring story is not for the faint of heart.
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How I choose my star ratings:
1 = Groaner. Probably didn't even finish it.
2 = Yawner. Poorly written or weak story.
3 = Recliner. Sat back in my cozy chair and enjoyed the read.
4 = Page Turner. Hard to put down.
5 = Keeper. A story that stays with me.

Ms. Kang tells a compelling story of her rise from poverty in South Korea to success in the United states. She details her trials from childhood to adulthood- some that are visited upon her, some that are of her own choosing. Sometimes you'll weep for her and others, why, you'll just want to shake a bit of sense in to her! Her indomitable spirit reminds me of Thomas the Train who never quit trying - only Ms. Kang steps it up a notch from " I think I can" to "I will"

The reason this book received 3 stars, instead of the 4 I'd have preferred to give it, is primarily an editing issue. Misspelled and/or misused words. A few sentences where there was an obvious change in how the author wanted to write it but some of the old words are still hanging out in the sentence confusing the thought. Story lines that become repititious... the same thoughts or events described multiple times , with little variance, over the course of several pages or appearing again in a later chapter. It just needs to be sharpened up a bit.

That being said, the book is definitely worth the read.
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I have known this woman since she arrived here in Mississippi.
Even knowing her personally, to read this story to completion still amazes me.
She is such a strong woman.
A grown up in a five year old body.
A mother, who does what she needs to do to protect her children.
Jeanhee is the definition of courage and resilience.
I am proud to call her friend.
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This is a powerful story of one woman's journey to rise above, cherish a smile, find herself and her home and make a better life for her and her family. Through heartbreaking situations, brutality and hardship, she pushes on. This life story tells also of the sweet nature that remains. She reinvented herself several times and learned what she needed to create a better life and kept going. Jeahnee remains a grateful, caring soul and her life story is one that inspires and touches all who read it. Love and family gave her the motivation to keep going during the hardest of times that included men who abused her, the loss of a child and kidnapping of another, nothing could stop a Mothers love. She had to provide for herself and try to keep her family together though many obstacles. Her desire for education was the driving force that gave her the ability to survive tough times.

This is a remarkable story and an inspiration to anyone who reads this... I highly recommend this book.
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