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Ex-hostage's daughter finds dad's love by meeting his captor

  • In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, Sulome Anderson, journalist and daughter of former American hostage Terry Anderson, holds a photograph of herself, lower right, with her father shortly after his return from Lebanon at her home in New York. Sulome said a multi-year retracing of her father’s harrowing ordeal repaired their tattered relationship. Sulome describes the quest in “The Hostage’s Daughter,” a recently published book. Her effort to research the 1985 kidnapping of Terry Anderson in Beirut, Lebanon, eventually brought her face-to-face with one of his captors. Ultimately, it led her to see eye-to-eye with her father again. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, Sulome Anderson, journalist and daughter of former American hostage Terry Anderson, holds a photograph of herself, lower right, with her father shortly after his return from Lebanon at her home in New York. Sulome said a multi-year retracing of her father’s harrowing ordeal repaired their tattered relationship. Sulome describes the quest in “The Hostage’s Daughter,” a recently published book. Her effort to research the 1985 kidnapping of Terry Anderson in Beirut, Lebanon, eventually brought her face-to-face with one of his captors. Ultimately, it led her to see eye-to-eye with her father again. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1991, file photo Terry Anderson, who was the longest held American hostage in Lebanon, grins with his 6-year-old daughter Sulome as they leave the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Damascus after Anderson's release. Sulome said a multi-year retracing of her father’s harrowing ordeal repaired their tattered relationship. Sulome describes the quest in “The Hostage’s Daughter,” a recently published book. Her effort to research the 1985 kidnapping of Terry Anderson in Beirut, Lebanon, eventually brought her face-to-face with one of his captors. Ultimately, it led her to see eye-to-eye with her father again. (AP Photo/Santiago Lyon, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1991, file photo Terry Anderson, who was the longest held American hostage in Lebanon, grins with his 6-year-old daughter Sulome as they leave the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Damascus after Anderson's release. Sulome said a multi-year retracing of her father’s harrowing ordeal repaired their tattered relationship. Sulome describes the quest in “The Hostage’s Daughter,” a recently published book. Her effort to research the 1985 kidnapping of Terry Anderson in Beirut, Lebanon, eventually brought her face-to-face with one of his captors. Ultimately, it led her to see eye-to-eye with her father again. (AP Photo/Santiago Lyon, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, Sulome Anderson, journalist and daughter of former American hostage Terry Anderson pauses with while looking through memorabilia, at her home in New York. The elder Anderson was chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press when he was kidnapped by Shiite militants in Beirut in 1985. Sulome, who met her father for the first time when she was six, has written a book, "The Hostage's Daughter," that is both a memoir of her relationship to her father and an investigation into his captivity. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    In this Jan. 18, 2017 photo, Sulome Anderson, journalist and daughter of former American hostage Terry Anderson pauses with while looking through memorabilia, at her home in New York. The elder Anderson was chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press when he was kidnapped by Shiite militants in Beirut in 1985. Sulome, who met her father for the first time when she was six, has written a book, "The Hostage's Daughter," that is both a memoir of her relationship to her father and an investigation into his captivity. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

The daughter of the longest-held American hostage in Lebanon says a multi-year retracing of her father's harrowing ordeal helped repair their tattered relationship.

Sulome (SOO-la-may) Anderson describes the quest in "The Hostage's Daughter," a recently published book. Her effort to research the 1985 kidnapping of Terry Anderson in Beirut, Lebanon, eventually brought her face-to-face with one of his captors. Ultimately, it led her to see eye-to-eye with her father again. Terry Anderson was released from captivity in late 1991.

For years, the daughter fought mental illness and a drug addiction before giving up plans to be an actor and becoming a journalist instead.

Anderson, a retired 69-year-old living in Orange, Virginia, said he's proud of her work. He says she's now a better journalist than he ever was.