The Wishing Trees by John Shors audiobook

The Wishing Trees

By John Shors
Read by Jefferson Mays

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664401099

  • ISBN: 9781664508927

  • ISBN: 9781664655898

Runtime: 11.68 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Author John Shors has won numerous awards, and his works have been translated into 25 languages. In The Wishing Trees, Ian and his 10-year-old daughter Mattie are struggling with the passing of Kate-wife and mother-after her long battle with cancer. When Ian finally opens a letter Kate handed him before her death, he is surprised at the request inside: that he and Mattie travel across Asia while opening a series of letters from Kate, one at a time. As they complete each stage of the trip, they tie paper wishes to trees, which helps them come to terms with their loss. ". a moving, emotional story ."-Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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, New York Times bestselling author
“A poignant novel.” National Geographic Traveler
“Beautifully written, The Wishing Trees is a fascinating tale of a father and daughter on a spiritual and emotional journey–where they find love and forgiveness in the most unfamiliar but amazing places. The trials and triumphs of these characters serve to paint an emotionally resonant picture of their voyage as they’re able to miraculously transform their shared sorrow into acts of hope, kindness, and affection.” Mahbod Seraji, author of Rooftops of Tehran
“An interesting look at grief…[Shors’] fans will appreciate the saga of a father and daughter struggling with the death of the loved one who made them a family.” Midwest Book Review
“A moving, emotional story about coping and coming to terms with loss. Anyone who has lost a loved one will relate to this poignant novel.” Booklist
“John Shors has made himself a reputation for recreating exotic landscapes that surround heartwarming stories with captivating details. The Wishing Trees is no exception, as he replaces what might be a standard tale of recovery from loss with an alluring travelogue, filled with colorful details of these chromatic countries.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: John Shors

Author Bio: John Shors

John Shors is an international bestselling author whose work has won numerous awards and been translated into twenty-six languages. He 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 he worked as a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, before entering public relations and moving to Boulder, Colorado. John encourages reader feedback and can be easily reached via his website at johnshors.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English