8 best books of May: Amazon editors choose
1. "Lost in Shangri-La," by Mitchell Zuckoff
Are there really any World War II stories left to be told? Yes – and here's a good one. Toward the end of the war, a plane carrying 24 members of the United States military, including nine WACs, crashed into the New Guinea jungle. The three survivors – two men and a woman – found themselves in world almost unchanged since the Stone Age. Monitor reviewer Kelly Nuxoll notes that ' “Lost in Shangri-La” might be particularly enjoyed in a book group, in which its human themes could be teased out and discussed, or among World War II buffs seeking to add a quirky subplot to their knowledge of the Pacific theater."
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