For press and interview requests about Thanksgiving or Escape from North Korea, please contact Lauren Miklos at Encounter Books in New York, 1 212 871-5741,

For other press and interview requests for Melanie Kirkpatrick, please contact the communications office of the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., 1 202 974-2400,

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