February 7, 2009
Third Wish by Robert Fulghum
Written over a period of ten years, Third Wish is an epic novel that is above all - a love story - not in the usual sense, but the story of people who love life and go to great lengths to live it in a flourishing way.
In fairy tales, the third wish is the last one left when the first wish was foolish, and the second wish was used to undo the first. Now the remaining wish must be used wisely and well - with the help of co-conspirators.
The story threads its way through Greece, Japan, France, England, Spain and Seattle. Woven into the fabric is cultural history, art, philosophy, archeology, poetry, theater and music. The mode of the novel is contained in these three words: SLOWLY, SURPRISE, WITNESS.
The two-volume set is divided into five parts and includes over 150 illustrations by three accomplished artists. Click here to view the Third Wish (2-Volume Boxed Set with CD)