S.O.S.: Spirit of Survival

One Family's Chilling Account of The Costa Concordia Disaster

Sep 16, 2013, 05:00 ET from Bird Street Books, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Italian Government has given the go-ahead for the ambitious attempt to upright the Costa Concordia cruise liner that went aground near an Italian island in 2012 killing thirty-two people, one American family will never forget their ordeal aboard.

In the midst of the attention focused on the ongoing engineering feat, the last family off the doomed vessel is reminding the public of the event that tragically claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers.  With powerful detail, the five members of the Ananais family chronicle how they survived the notorious Carnival Cruise Line's Costa Concordia shipwreck off the coast of Italy in January of last year.

"S.O.S.: Spirit of Survival" is a one-of-a-kind story of the incredible fortitude that ordinary people can conjure in order to overcome even the most harrowing of situations. Told from the point of view of each of the five members of one family, this book offers a unique and detailed look into the story behind the headlines surrounding the Costa Concordia's sinking off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Tuscany in January of 2012. Their astounding account of the events before, during and, perhaps most shockingly, after the enormous cruise ship ran aground is sure to captivate and shock readers.  

The true message of this book however, is hope and profound inspiration, as this family's bond deepened and strengthened through their journey of survival together.  Their invaluable cruise safety and travel tips offer readers realistic steps to travel smart, prepare for the worst, and therefore, survive if or when necessary.

"Bird Street Books is very fortunate that the Ananais family was able to share the very real details of their terrifying experience aboard the Costa Concordia," says Bird Street Books' spokesperson.   "As a typical 'family next door' they inspired us with their heroic actions and reactions when put to the test of survival.  We couldn't pass up the opportunity to share their compelling story with audiences everywhere."

On-sale October 22 exclusively at www.thebooknook.com and everywhere books are sold October 29.

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