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THIRD WISH
A NOVEL IN FIVE PARTS

Third Wish

Third Wish (Treti Prani) - the Czech Edition

Third Wish - Archive Edition




NON-FICTION

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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 the illustrations below to enlarge.)

Karen Lewis  
Peg Dougherty  
Gretchen Batcheller  
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Music, which characters hear in their heads or share along the way, is an integral part of the novel. The companion CD (or audio links on Kindle™ ) contains original music by composers/performers David Caldwell, Barbara Lamb and Cosy Sheridan.

Third Wish CD
  
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Alex’s March by David Caldwell


The Really Really Green Waltz by Barbara Lamb


Walk On by Cosy Sheridan


Instructions For Wayfarers

They will declare: Every journey has been taken.
You shall respond: I have not been to see myself.
They will insist: Everything has been spoken.
You shall reply: I have not had my say.

They will tell you: Everything has been done.
You shall reply: My way is not complete.

You are warned: Any way is long, any way is hard.
Fear not. You are the gate - you, the gatekeeper.
And you shall go through and on . . .

—Alexandros Evangelou Xenopouloudakis,
THIRD WISH