The Wishing Trees

The Wishing Trees

by John Shors

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Overview

Almost a year after the death of his wife, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate's final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through the countries they had always planned to visit. Eager to honor the woman they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey, leaving notes to Kate in "wishing trees" along the way, and encountering miracles large and small. And as they begin to find their way back to each other, they discover that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101459980
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 692,307
File size: 521 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Shors traveled extensively throughout Asia after graduating from Colorado College in 1991, living for several years in Japan, where he taught English, and then trekking across the continent, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. More recently, Mr. Shors worked as a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, before entering public relations and moving to Boulder, Colorado. Beneath a Marble Sky is his first novel.

Hometown:

Boulder, Colorado

Date of Birth:

March 4, 1969

Place of Birth:

Des Moines, Iowa

Education:

B.A. in English, Colorado College, 1991

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From the Publisher

"John Shors' The Wishing Tree is an affecting and sensitively rendered study of grief and loss, the healing power of artistic expression, and the life- altering rewards of travel to distant lands. I was deeply moved by this poignant and life-affirming novel."
-Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone and Wishin' and Hopin'

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