Monday, May 9, 2011

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Thank you Mari from MariReads for hosting this month's Mailbox Monday blog tour.

Check out the blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne (from publisher)

From Amazon:
Noah Barleywater Runs AwayEight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest.

Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life. 

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (from publisher)

From author's website:
On May 13, 1945, twenty-four officers and enlisted men and women stationed on what was then Dutch New Guinea boarded a transport plane named the Gremlin Special for a sightseeing trip over "Shangri-La," a beautiful and mysterious valley surrounded by steep, jagged mountain peaks deep within the island's uncharted jungle.

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War IIBut the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers survived – WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings, Lieutenant John McCollom, and Sergeant Kenneth Decker.

Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to disease, parasites, and poisonous snakes in the wet jungle climate, the trio was caught between man-eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese. With nothing to sustain them but a handful of candy and their own fortitude, they endured a harrowing trek down the mountainside – straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman.

Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying, enlightening, and comic, Lost in Shangri-La is a thrill ride from beginning to end.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've heard Lost in Shangri-La is excellent. Enjoy your new books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Lost in Shangri-La sounds very good. I hope you enjoy both books.

Tribute Books Mama said...

I hope you enjoy your new reads.

DCMetroreader said...

Excellent week -- enjoy your books!

Mary said...

I hope you enjoy them both :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jess, you had a great week for new books; enjoy

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I really, really liked Lost in Shangri-La. I haven't reviewed it yet, but it's a fabulous adventure story.