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Beside a Burning Sea

(2008)
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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.

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"A master storyteller... Beside a Burning Sea confirms again that Shors is an immense talent." - Amy Tan


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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
ISBN: 0-451-22492-2 / 978-0-451-22492-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
ISBN: 1-4361-7487-2 / 978-1-4361-7487-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


2008 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
ISBN: 1-4361-7486-4 / 978-1-4361-7486-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
ISBN: 1-4361-7488-0 / 978-1-4361-7488-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

August 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beside a Burning Sea
Author(s): John Shors
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA