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Jessica Koch

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Ludwigsburg, Germany


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Jessica Koch was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany and began writing short stories when she was still in high school - but never submitted her work to publishers. Shortly after finishing school, she met Danny, a German-American dual citizen. Her experiences with him eventually formed the basis for So Near the Horizon, though it was nearly thirteen years before she felt ready to bring the manuscript to the public.
The author describes a life lived somewhere between hope and fear, between optimism and despair. She reflects on events from her own past with raw honesty, confronting more than one difficult subject along the way.
Jessica Koch lives near the city of Stuttgart with her husband, their son, and two dogs. The second and third books in the

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So Near the Horizon (The Da...

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Dem Abgrund so nah (Danny-T...

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So Near the Horizon by Jessica Koch
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“Ein Schiff, das im Hafen liegt, ist sicher, aber dafür sind Schiffe nicht gemacht. Das Gleiche gilt übrigends für Menschen. [...] Auch wir fühlen uns am sichersten, wenn wir allein zu Hause bleiben und alle Gefahren von uns fernhalten. Am besten auch alle anderen Menschen, um nicht verletzt oder enttäuscht zu werden. [...] Aber dafür sind Menschen eben auch nicht gemacht. Genauso wie ein Schiff im Hafen von Salz und Algen zerfressen wird, passiert das beim Menschen mit Einsamkeit und Angst.”
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