July 2013

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men flew into a severe storm and vanished. Those stories alone would be spellbinding to read, but Zuckoff joins the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar—a company who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight—on a dangerous expedition (2012) to recover the remains of the lost plane’s crew. ♥♥♥

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
How best to explain this book? Literary puzzle slash mind-twister comes to mind. In 1910 Ursula Todd is born but dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same night, Ursula Todd is born, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. As she grows, she also dies again and again. Incredibly inventive. ♥♥♥

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