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Event: Author Event - Mitchell Zuckoff

Monday March 27, 2017
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

Author Mitchell Zuckoff will speak at the Abington Public Library on Monday March 27 at 7:00 PM about his historical work, Lost in Shangri-La.  Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University and a former special projects reporter for the Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting. His book, Lost in Shangri-La, is a must read story from the Pacific Theater during the closing days of World War II.  The book chronicles the harrowing adventures of the survivors of a 1945 plane crash in what was then Dutch New Guinea.  This tale of the Greatest Generation features U.S. Army servicemen and WACs who showed grit and determination as they dealt with injuries, and the members of an isolated primitive tribe who had never before encountered people from the outside world.  BookPage reviewed Lost in Shangri-La as a “movie waiting to be made.

Lost in Shangri-La is the 2017 selection for Abington Reads, our community reading program. The book will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the event and Mr. Zuckoff will personally sign copies.  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.   Registration is not necessary for this program which will be held in the Copeland Room and is funded by State Aid to Public Libraries.   Space is available for 75 participants on a first-to-arrive basis.   Questions may be directed to Library Director Deborah Grimmett at 781-982-2139 or via email at ablib@ocln.org.


Location: Wales Room
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