The Wishing Trees

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Penguin, Sep 7, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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...
 

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Endings usually make or break a novel for me. So, it says a LOT about the remarkable storytelling ability of John Shors that I hated the ending of The Wishing Trees yet still give it 5 stars. This ... Read full review

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Making me reminisce of many friends I made while traveling to ALL (!) the places Mattie and Ian visited in this book, this was a book of Fernweh for me. (Relinquishing the idea that I was ever off the ... Read full review

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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.

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