There is a new book by John Shors, The Wishing Trees. He will also be speaking at Rainy Day Books. Check it out.
About The Wishing Trees:
Almost a year after the death of his wife, Kate, 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 all the countries they had planned to visit to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Along the way, Ian and Mattie leave paper “wishes” in ancient trees as symbols of their connection to Kate and their dreams for the future. The Wishing Trees is an affecting and sensitively rendered study of grief and loss.