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Shors, John 1969-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 90 publications in 16 languages and 4,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Fiction  Love stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.H668, 813.6
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Publications about John Shors
Publications by John Shors
Most widely held works by John Shors
Beneath a marble sky : a novel of the Taj Mahal by John Shors( Book )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,389 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 869 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 730 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 )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 472 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 212 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 )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 192 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 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( file )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 17 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
Beside a burning sea by John Shors( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 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
De overlevenden by John Shors( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 3 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
Beside a marble sky by John Shors( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 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
Pod marmurowym niebem by John Shors( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hullámsír by John Shors( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Hungarian and held by 1 library worldwide
Beneath a marble sky : [regular print book discussion kit] : a love story by John Shors( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 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
 
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English (53)
Dutch (8)
French (5)
Slovenian (4)
German (3)
Spanish (3)
Hungarian (3)
Catalan (2)
Indonesian (2)
Chinese (1)
Croatian (1)
Polish (1)
Serbian (1)
Russian (1)
Korean (1)
Sinhalese (1)
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