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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Alive Extraordinary Stories..Review


The stories in Alive! highlight life-and-death moments where the will to survive is the only thing that keeps one hanging on when hope seems lost.

In "The Tot and the Twister," Derek Burnett tells the dramatic story of a grandmother's determination to protect three children when a tornado rips through her house. In "Terror on the Cliff," Kenneth Miller recounts hiker Larry Bishop's harrowing forty-eight hours clinging to the side of a mountain, thoughts of his wife and daughter giving him the courage to await help. And in "Face to Face with a Grizzly," Kathy Cook describes how two women who are being mauled by a bear summon all of their strength to defy death.

A captivating collection at once gripping and inspiring, Alive! will keep you on the edge of your seat and remind you how ordinary people can do extraordinary things in extreme circumstances.

My Review

I'm sure we all know that feeling of "there but for the grace of God go I". When you hear a story about a natural disaster, an accident on the highway, a senseless crime, or a vacation gone wrong, you're thoughts are to stop and say thanks that it wasn't you. This book was an amazing read of stories that centered around just these kinds of disasters, and the strength and will that people have to survive in the most extreme of circumstances. There are 22 stories in this collection and each one brings about such strong emotions in the reader. You will find yourself with goosebumps and feeling the fear, and the strength and determination of the people in the stories. I give this book a 5/5!

Author Bio

Reader's Digest Association (RDA) is a family of iconic brands that celebrate reading, sharing, and doing among consumers on print and digital platforms. For more than 90 years, we have simplified and enriched the lives of a passionate readership.

Our portfolio of products includes our flagship magazine, Reader's Digest; Taste of Home, the world's largest circulation food publication; The Family Handyman, America's leading source for DIY; and a suite of Enthusiast titles including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living, and Reminisce.

Reader's Digest Trade Publishing is a major publisher of books on health and diet, humor, cooking, home repair, gardening, career, self improvement, consumer awareness and inspirational real-life stories, including Laughter The Best Medicine, Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things and the New York Times bestsellers The Digest Diet and 21-Day Tummy.

For more information please visit http://www.rd.com

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