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My Midnight Sun

by John Shors

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Life is good for thirty-year-old Owen Sterling. But when tragedy strikes during his honeymoon in Thailand, the future he'd hoped for is shattered.

After time with his family and friends in America does little to ease his pain, Owen returns to Asia to try to make peace with his past. A chance encounter unites him with Suchin, a young Thai woman battling her own demons. Inspired by their unexpected connection, the unlikely pair of traveling companions journeys to Nepal, soon embarking on an extraordinary trek through the Himalayas.

Facing their own doubts, as well as everything from bandits to mudslides to illness, Owen and Suchin climb higher, their bond strengthening with each step.But the shadows of their pasts continue to loom large. And while both seek rebirth within a beautiful yet unforgiving land, neither knows if they will reach a legendary summit. The climb could break them—or save them.

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My Midnight Sun is a powerful story of love, pain, and redemption." - Joshua Hammer, author of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

"John Shors' new novel, My Midnight Sun, is a refreshingly different kind of love story, infused with the deep compassion, frailty, and nobility of great mythic romance. Set on the gritty streets of Bangkok and amid the mighty splendor of the Himalayas, it's also a thrilling journey that not only revels in life's wonders, big and small, but dares to find beauty at the heart of human grief and suffering." - Clay Bonnyman Evans, author of Bones of My Grandfather

"I feel like this is a book Jon Krakaur would write if he wrote love stories. A heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting story, My Midnight Sun has something for everyone--part adventure, part romance, part travel journal. But at its core, Shors has given us a beautiful novel about life and death, and how love inspires us to make the most of our short time here on this planet." - Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of Sorrow

"My Midnight Sun, in its essence, is an alluring tale of tragic loss and a man's desperate search for an emotional salve. It's also an intriguing study of a complex relationship between two people with little in common except for a need to save and be saved. Set against exotic locations ranging from the suffocating streets of Bangkok to the dangerous solitude of the Nepalese mountains, My Midnight Sun is a compelling read." - Carter Wilson, author of Mister Tender's Girl

"My Midnight Sun pulls at your heart with lyrical prose and takes you on a breathtaking journey from the streets of Bangkok through colorful festivals in Nepalese villages to the rocky tips of the Himalayas. John Shors is the kind of writer you will not forget." - Jennifer Alsever, author of Extraordinary Lies

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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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