Friday, April 22, 2011

Just Out

At our local bookstore today, I got a flyer on new books coming out. Two that looked interesting were:

Lost in Shangri La
A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
By Mitchell Zuckoff

From the flyer: "May 13, 1945. Twenty-four U.S. soldiers stationed in Dutch New Guinea pack into a C-47 for a sightseeing trip over a lush, mysterious, newly discovered valley. Unable to navigate the dense tropical clouds and steep mountain faces, the pilot crashes the plane deep in uncharted jungle. Only three injured passengers, including a WAC, survive. How they attempt to save themselves while caught between Japanese troops and hostile headhunters, what happens when they encounter a Stone Age tribe that had never seen white men or women, and how they are finally rescued is at the heart of this amazing true story." -- Lisa Howorth, Square Books, Oxford, MS

Reviews can be found here.

The Story of Beautiful Girl
By Rachel Simon
From the flyer: "One stormy evening in the late 1960s, Martha, a retired school teacher living alone in her farmhouse, opens her door to find a young couple from the nearby State School for the Incurable and Feeble Minded on her doorstep carrying a very new baby. Martha has time to feed and clothe them, and they have time to locate a hidden space in the attic in which to hide the baby before the authorities appear. The man escapes, and as the young woman is led away, she leans into Martha and says, 'Hide her.' To her own astonishment, Martha agrees to keep the baby and in that moment readers give up their hearts to these four remarkable characters and the story of the next 40 years of their lives." -- Jeanne Regentin, Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, MI

Other reviews can be found here.

Here's to many hours of happy reading!

P.S. Curious about our local bookshop? You can find it here.

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