Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff.
Mitchell Zuckoff's "Lost in Shangri-La" delivers a feast of failures -- of planning, of technology, of communication -- that are resolved in a truly incredible adventure. Truly incredible? A cliche, yes, but Zuckoff's tale is something a drunk stitches together from forgotten B movies and daydreams while clutching the bar. Zuckoff is no fabulist, though, and in this brisk book he narrates the tense yet peaceful five weeks during 1945 that three plane crash survivors spent immersed "in a world that time didn't forget. Time never knew it existed." Even at the level of exposition, the book is breathless.