We had our annual holiday festivities at Natalie's home this year with our traditional ornament exchange. The fun was enlivened by a call from Sue's son announcing his engagement, accompanied by cheers from all the girls over the phone. We read "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13" and it got 4 stars from our reviewers. Alison said, "This took me longer to read than I had hoped - but I think that's a function of my life, not a reflection on the book. Although I'll admit that much of the technological aspects of the story went right over my head, it was still very readable and I enjoyed it a lot. I've seen the movie version a couple of times and found that the book filled out the story quite a bit. I do think that the movie depicted the role of Ken Mattingly in bringing Apollo 13 home safely as more significant than the book seemed to imply - but maybe I just missed something in my late-night reading."
Sue said, "I found this just as engrossing the third time around as the first. It's a well-written tale that's page-turning and makes the technical aspects of the Apollo program understandable to the layman. Great story and characters."