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Read: Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors

  • May 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Another book club has asked if we would like to join in their discussion of the book Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shores. The author will be in attendance to answer questions, and the meetup will occur at a priviate residence instead of a coffee shop or on a trail. The host has asked that folks attending bring a bottle of wine or snacks to share.


Book description from Amazon:

In his international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors wrote about the ancient passion, beauty, and brilliance that inspired the building of the Taj Mahal. Now with Temple of a Thousand Faces, he brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, an unrivaled marvel of ornately carved towers and stone statues. There, in a story set nearly a thousand years ago, an empire is lost, a royal love is tested, and heroism is reborn.

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 each other and quashing 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 of love, betrayal, and survival at any cost.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll also have to work late today. Sorry about having to miss my first meeting.
    BTW, all copies of this book were taken in my library system!

    May 1, 2013

  • Rosanne

    Sorry, I have to work late showing property.

    April 29, 2013

  • Carol P.

    I am sorry to miss another meeting, but once again I will be out of town. This looks especially fun.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An unexpected schedule conflict has come up so I will have to miss it. I love the book though, and its vivid evocation of Khmer history.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm excited!

    April 27, 2013

  • tamar

    Sorry- I can't make it after all :(. Hope to join next time!

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marcia and Kristen,
    I was so excited about this event but life has gotten in the way. I want to release my spot so someone else can attend. I am upset I have to miss this one.

    April 24, 2013

  • Deborah K.

    I realized that I have choir rehearsal that night. Sorry.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This book is great! See you next week! John goes to Cambodia from time to time and said he could use small toys to hand to the children (i.e. little cars, small dolls). Please bring some toys to collect to give John in appreciation for his appearance May 1.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went to his roll out of this book at the Boulder Book Store 2 weeks ago. Fascinating tale and he has lots of stories to tell about when he went to Cambodia to research Angkor Wat.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    John Shors is an interesting guy who attended Colorado College. He came to another book club I'm in for Marble Sky and it was filmed by CBS and Harry Smith!

    March 1, 2013

  • Kristin

    Keeping RSVPs closed until I get all the details ironed out - should be posted soon!

    March 1, 2013

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