Reveille Readers December

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Joan Lunden

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Tis the season for holiday traveling which means it's the perfect time for a great new book! Whether you're headed to grandma's house for the weekend, taking a family vacation to paradise, or if you're just taking some "me-time" with some hot cocoa by the fireplace - our Reveille Readers have new recommendations for you to pick up. And don't forget - these make great holiday gifts too! 

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Reveille Reader: Susan Wood 

Reveille Camper in: 2012

Susans's Pick: My Story: Elizabeth Smart

Susan's Review: The maturity with which she handled her situation, her strong faith, her unwavering hope, her willingness to share her experience for the benefit of others... she is an amazing woman. Also a very well written book. This book inspired me.

Book Description: For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.

Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.



Reveille Reader: Cheryl Oakes

Reveille Camper in: 2011 & 2012 

Cheryl's Pick: The Plain of Jars by N. Lombardi Jr

Cheryl's Review: The story of a 60 year old woman from the mid west who starts a journey into Vietnam nam to find out how her son died.

Book Description: What would you do if you found that the bones and ashes you were given by the Air Force were not the remains of your loved one? 

Dorothy Kozeny, a 64-year-old widow from a small town in Ohio, after getting no answers from the relevant authorities, decides the only thing to do is to go to Laos herself to search for the truth concerning her son's fate. In 1990, accompanied by a trusted Laotian called Kampeng, Dorothy travels deep into the mountains of rural Laos, attempting to trace her son's path through inhospitable terrain, an unforgettable trek that provides her with a rewarding, often humorous, and at times frustrating, cross-cultural experience. All clues lead her to a mysterious figure, an alleged CIA operative left over from the war, living in a remote and hostile area deep in the jungle. The second part of the book traces the life of this enigmatic character hiding in Laos, the two main characters linked through Dorothy's son.

Happy Holidays & Happy Reading!  

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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