Monday: Books in the Mail

Just one book in the mail for me last week. Which is fine by me as I've got lots of catching up to do! This one sounds sooo good, though!

From Random House:

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.


  1. I've heard that book's supposed to be fantastic! I hope you love it!

  2. Sounds like a fantastic follow up to Seabiscuit!

  3. Wow! This book sounds great. Looking forward to reading your review.

  4. Adding it to my wish list!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  5. That sounds like an excellent book! Happy reading!

  6. That sounds like an excellent book! Happy reading!

  7. It may only be one book but I think it will be a good one! I saw an ad for this the other day and it immediately went on the wish list! I'll be watching for your thoughts on it! Happy reading!

  8. Sounds like a fantastic book!


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