As expected for an author whose first book was an enormous success, Laura Hillenbrand is getting attention for her next title, Unbroken. And, as expected by most who have read it, it’s poised to do even better than Seabiscuit.

It’s a People Pick in the 11/22 issue. About a little-known WWII hero, who survived on a life raft in the middle of the ocean, only to be “rescued” by the Japanese and put in to a brutal POW camp for two years, Caroline Leavitt (frequent reviewer for People and the author of Pictures of You, Algonquin, Jan) says it is,

… as mesmerizing as it is gut-wrenching. And Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page…a devastating story of the unforgivable, and of one extraordinary man who forgave.

Hillenbrand is also featured on the cover of USA Today‘s “Life” section today, the book is excerpted in the December issue of Vanity Fair and more publicity is coming, including appearances on the Today Show and NPR.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
Retail Price: $27.00
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Random House – (2010-11-16)
ISBN / EAN: 1400064163 / 9781400064168

RH Large Print; 9780375435010
RH Audio; 9780739319697

Comments are closed.