by John Shors ’91
The 2004 tsunami that ravaged 11 countries around the Indian Ocean seems a difficult subject for a novel, but Shors manages to convey the drama on a human scale. The book takes place on Thailand’s pristine Ko Phi Phi island and centers on two families: one, a three-generational Thai family trying to make ends meet by running beachfront bungalows, the other involving two American brothers, one of whom is in trouble with the law. With one chapter to each day, the book focuses on 11 fateful days in December 2004. Cross Currents was named a book of the month by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
ISBN-13: 978-0451234605. Published by NAL Trade, 2011.