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Shors, John 1969-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 124 publications in 17 languages and 3,978 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Road fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.H668, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Shors
Beneath a marble sky : a novel of the Taj Mahal by John Shors( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a princess and a mother, as a sister and a daughter, Jahanara will find herself faced time and again with impossible choices, and will discover the real meaning of her regal birthright. In Beneath a Marble Sky John Shors recreates an historical Hindustan brimming with breathtaking intrigue and containing the secret truth of the Taj Mahal for a world still in awe of its enduring majesty
Beside a burning sea by John Shors( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One moment, the World War II hospital ship Benevolence was cruising through the Pacific. In the next, she was engulfed in chaos, split in two by a torpedo. A small group of survivors makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island, including a wounded Japanese soldier who saved a young nurse from death. Akira has spent five years engulfed in blood and horror. Now, surrounded by those he is supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company. Sharing the mystery and beauty of his favorite poems with the beautiful American woman he has rescued, he watches as the others confront their own passions and demons. Meanwhile, a secret held by one of the castaways may determine whether any of them will ever see their homelands again
Dragon house by John Shors( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in modern-day Vietnam, tells the tale of Iris and Noah, two Americans, who, as a way of healing their own painful pasts, open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children. Irish and Noah find themselves reborn in an exotic land filled with corruption and chaos, sacrifice and beauty. Inspired by the street children she meets, Iris walks in the footsteps of her father, a man whom Vietnam both shattered and saved. Meanwhile, Noah slowly rediscovers himself through the eyes of an unexpected companion
The wishing trees by John Shors( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widower Ian and his ten-year-old daughter Mattie take a trip across Asia to fulfill the last wish of his dead wife Kate, a journey that will bring them closer together and begin healing the wounds of the past
Temple of a thousand faces by John Shors( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When his land is taken by force, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king, Indravarman. Exiled from their homeland, he and his mystical wife, Ajadevi, set up a secret camp in the jungle with the intention of amassing an army bold enough to reclaim their kingdom and free their people. Meanwhile, Indravarman rules with an iron fist, pitting even his most trusted men against one another and squashing any hint of rebellion. Moving from a poor fisherman's family whose sons find the courage to take up arms against their oppressors, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn, Temple of a Thousand Faces is an unforgettable saga on a grand scale, set against one of the world's most awe-inspiring creations"--
Cross currents by John Shors( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thailand's pristine Ko Phi Phi island attracts tourists from around the world. There, struggling to make ends meet, small-resort owners Lek and Sarai are happy to give an American named Patch room and board in exchange for his help. But when Patch's brother, Ryan, arrives, accompanied by his girlfriend, Brooke, Lek learns that Patch is running from the law, and his presence puts Lek's family at risk. Meanwhile, Brooke begins to doubt her love for Ryan while her feelings for Patch blossom. In a landscape where nature's bounty seems endless, these two families are swept up in an approaching cataclysm that will require all their strength of heart and soul to survive
Beside a burning sea by John Shors( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, the hospital ship Benevolence is providing relief to victims in the South Pacific when she is torpedoed and sunk. Among the survivors are a troubled nurse named Annie and the wounded Japanese soldier named Akira who saves her life
The wishing trees : a novel by John Shors( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Dragon house by John Shors( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Iris' father, a Vietnam vet, makes a dying wish that she take over the operation of a shelter for street children in Ho Chi Minh City, she agrees--and takes with her her long-time friend Noah, an Iraq War veteran
Beneath a marble sky by John Shors( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, ordered the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. Against scenes of unimaginable wealth and power, there were murderous sibling rivalries and cruel despotism. Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion. As a princess and a mother, a sister and a daughter, Jaharana faces impossible choices and discovers the real meaning of her regal birthright
Unbound by John Shors( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1548, and the Chinese Empire faces an imminent Mongol invasion. All that prevents the violent end of a dynasty is the Great Wall. Yet even this famed fortification has weaknesses, and against his will, a talented Chinese craftsman is taken from his home and wife, so that he may labor alongside the wall's defenders. Fan has been missing for a year when his wife, Meng, decides to do the impossible--to leave everyone and everything she knows in a daunting effort to find him. At a time when many women fear even stepping outside their homes, Meng disguises herself as a man and begins a perilous journey of deliverance. As two armies gather at the Great Wall, the fates of Fan and Meng collide with a Mongol horseman seeking redemption, a Chinese concubine fighting injustice, and a ruthless general determined to destroy them all. "--Page [4] of cover
Beside a burning sea by John Shors( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, the hospital ship Benevolence is providing relief to victims in the South Pacific when she is torpedoed and sunk. Among the survivors are a troubled nurse named Annie and the wounded Japanese soldier named Akira who saves her life
Mum t'ajŭmahal : Mumtaz Mahall by John Shors( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pod marmurowym niebem by John Shors( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous un ciel de marbre [roman] by John Shors( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De overlevenden by John Shors( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tegen de achtergrond van de Tweede Wereldoorlog ontstaat een romance tussen een gewonde Japanse soldaat en een Amerikaanse verpleegkundige, die beiden als schipbreukelingen aanspoelen op een van de Salomonseilanden
Beneath a marble sky (Book Club Kit) : a love story by John Shors( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journey to dazzling seventeenth-century Hindustan, where the reigning emperor, consumed with grief over the tragic death of his beloved wife, commissions the building of the Taj Mahal as a testament to the marvel of their love. Princess Jahanara, their courageous daughter, recounts their mesmerizing tale, while sharing her own parallel tale of forbidden love with the celebrated architect of the Taj Mahal. This impressive novel sweeps readers away to a historical Hindustan brimming with action and intrigue in an era when, alongside the brutalities of war and oppression, architecture and the art of love and passion reached a pinnacle of perfection. -Back cover
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1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beneath a marble sky : [regular print book discussion kit] : a love story by John Shors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In seventeenth-century Hindustan, the reigning emperor, grieving over the death of his beloved wife, commissions the construction of the Taj Mahal as a monument to their lasting relationship. This is an account narrated by Princess Jahanara, the couple's daughter, who embarks on a love affair with the architect of the landmark
Hullámsír by John Shors( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Beside a burning seaDragon houseThe wishing treesCross currentsBeneath a marble sky (Book Club Kit) : a love storyBeneath a marble sky : [regular print book discussion kit] : a love story
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