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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: Book summary and reviews of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Summary
A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be... until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father's past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader's belief in the power of love to move mountains.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Reviews
"[The Art of Hearing Heartbeats] is a love story set in Burma
imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism
Fans of Nicholas Sparks and/or Elizabeth Gilbert should eat this up." - Kirkus Reviews
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Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Great Wall, a nonfiction book about China. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is his first novel. He lives in Berlin with his family.
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