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A Journal for Jordan

A Story of Love and Honor
Narrated by: Dana Canedy
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a 200 page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. Charles King, 48, was killed on October 14, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated under his Humvee on an isolated road near Baghdad. His son, Jordan, was seven months old.

A Journal for Jordan is a mother's letter to her son - fierce in its honesty - about the father he lost before he could even speak. It is also a father's advice and prayers for the son he will never know.

©2008 Dana Canedy (P)2008 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"This tragic story of love and war reminds all Americans that we are fortunate to have people like Sgt. Charles King, willing to die for our country. Dana Canedy bears witness to the enduring power of love, to Sgt. King's heroism and his unfailing devotion to his family and his men." (Caroline Kennedy)
"This book is a living, breathing legacy. It's full of wonderful treasures offered by a unique and spirited father, whose loving words of wisdom to his infant son are a rite of passage that will transform us all. It is written with serene grace: part memoir, part love story, all heart." (James McBride, author of The Color of Water)
"Dana Canedy's moving memoir has captured my heart and won't let it go. Courageous in its honesty and at times unsettling, it draws us deep into the soul of a woman in love, the pain of her loss and the unpardonable theft of hopes and dreams, lives and futures stolen by war. With an exquisite voice, Canedy recounts moments of intense emotion that haunt us long after savoring the last lines. I didn't want it to end." (Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence, and founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement)

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