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Cross Currents

By John Shors

Cross Currents
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2011,
    352 pages.

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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...

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"Gripping, moving, and ravishingly written, Shors' latest is a stunning story of family, connection, and the astonishing power of nature." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

"A maelstrom of riveting action… I loved this book." - Karl Marlantes, New York Times bestselling author of Matterhorn

"Wonderful!" - Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives

"A supremely readable tale." - Joan Silber, bestselling author of The Size of the World

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Louise J
DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
A mesmerizing, poignant, life affirming read! CROSS CURRENTS will leave you with a thankfulness for your life and an awareness of the global tragedies that can pound us without warning. To one day be leading an idyllic and carefree life then to be thrown into a maelstrom of tragedy the next is a reminder to us all just how precious life is. Just how precarious our situations can be. Never take anything for granted because that very thing could disappear in the blink of an eye. Be thankful people, oh so very thankful for what you have in life because the uncertainty of the unknown lurks just beyond your periphery vision. To have it all one minute and lose it all the next is a reminder to live today like it was your last because tonight or tomorrow may just be that - your last!

John Shors has penned a beautiful story of family, love, and the tragedy that befalls not only this family but millions of others. A chilling reality check for us all, don't miss this one!

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John Shors Author Biography

After graduating from Colorado College, John Shors lived for several years in Kyoto, Japan, where he taught English. On a shoestring budget, he later trekked across Asia, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. After returning to the United States, he became a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, winning several statewide awards in journalism. John then moved to Boulder, Colorado, and helped launch GroundFloor Media, now one of the state's largest public relations firms.

John has been lucky enough to spend much of his life abroad, traveling in Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America. Now a full-time novelist, John spends his days writing and going on family outings with his wife, Allison, and their two young children, Sophie and Jack.

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