Miracle on the Hudson

The Extraordinary Real-Life Story Behind Flight 1549, by the Survivors

By William Prochnau; Laura Parker
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345520456, 254pp.)

Publication Date: December 28, 2010

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In this heart-stopping tale, the passengers of the Hudson River crash landing evoke in compelling detail the terrifying explosion as both engines were destroyed, the violent landing on the river, and the thrill of their rescue from the wings and from rafts. Jay McDonald, a thirty-nine-year-old software developer, had survived brain-tumor surgery just two years earlier and now faced the unimaginable. Tracey Wolsko, a nervous flier, suddenly became other people’s rock: “Just pray. It’s going to be all right.” As the plane started sinking, Lucille Palmer, eighty-five, told her daughter to save herself: “Just leave me!” Featuring moments of chaos and stoicism, fortuitous mistakes and quick instincts, Miracle on the Hudson is the chronicle of one of the most phenomenal stories of recent years, one that could have been a nightmare and instead became a stirring narrative of heroism and hope.

About the Author

Laura Parker is an author, coach, mentor and motivator. She is the founder of All Things Healthy Coaching. While overcoming life's obstacles, she discovered her passion to empower other women to achieve overall victory, success and balance in their own lives. She and her husband, Matt, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. Laura is the author of two other books including All Things Healthy and Life, Love and Relationships: Reclaiming What is Yours and What God Intended. To learn more about Laura's workshops and access her healthy living recipes, visit allthingshealthycoaching.com.
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