The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590514645
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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.

A Well Tempered Heart

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516419
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The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia’s story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

Whispering Shadows

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476793646
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American expat Paul Leibovitz is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong when the murder of a distressed American woman's son brings him out of his shell. By the author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.

Water Ghosts

Author: Shawna Yang Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594202070
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Arriving unexpectedly from China with two female companions in an early- twentieth-century California farming town, the long-lost wife of gambling parlor owner Richard Fong disrupts his illicit relationships with a pair of prostitutes and prompts a series of events that threatens the community's livelihood.

Dragon Games

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Polygon
ISBN: 9781846973543
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Paul Leibovitz is 53, living in Hong Kong, deeply in love with the city, its culture, and most of all, Christine. When a fortune teller predicts the death of someone she loves, however, the pair are once again thrust into the murky criminal world of Hong Kong and forced to fight for their lives. We learn the details of Christine's dark family history which is mired in the horrors and iniquities of Mao's Cultural Revolution and now her brother and his family who are living in rural China are victims of a very modern ecological scandal that is every bit as terrifying as past atrocities.

The Long Path To Wisdom

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590519655
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From the author of the internationally bestselling Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, a charming collection of folktales that offer a window into Burma's fascinating history and culture. Since 1995 Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) dozens of times, and while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous fairy tales and fables. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact Buddhist thinking has had over centuries. Some are so strange he couldn't classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. The teachings they convey resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths. The Long Path to Wisdom's evocative stories run the gamut of human emotions, from the familiar to the shocking, and are sure to delight Heartbeats fans as well as those newly discovering the magic of Sendker's incandescent writing.

Book Club Set

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
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How To Be An American Housewife

Author: Margaret Dilloway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101189245
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A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it. When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife. As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life... Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.

The Lizard Cage

Author: Karen Connelly
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 030748761X
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Beautifully written and taking us into an exotic land, Karen Connelly’s debut novel The Lizard Cage is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit. Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his protest songs against the dictatorship. Arrested by the Burmese secret police in the days of mass protest, he is seven years into a twenty-year sentence in solitary confinement. Cut off from his family and contact with other prisoners, he applies his acute intelligence, Buddhist patience, and humor to find meaning in the interminable days, and searches for news in every being and object that is grudgingly allowed into his cell. Despite his isolation, Teza has a profound influence on the people around him. His very existence challenges the brutal authority of the jailers, and his steadfast spirit inspires radical change. Even when Teza’s criminal server tries to compromise the singer for his own gain, Teza befriends him and risks falling into the trap of forbidden conversation, food, and the most dangerous contraband of all: paper and pen. Yet, it is through Teza’s relationship with Little Brother, a twelve-year-old orphan who’s grown up inside the walls, that we ultimately come to understand the importance of hope and human connection in the midst of injustice and violence. Teza and the boy are prisoners of different orders: only one of them dreams of escape and only one of them will achieve it—their extraordinary friendship frees both of them in utterly surprising ways.

Trivia The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats By Jan Philipp Sendker Trivia On Books

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Trivia-on-Book: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Jan-Philip Sendker's The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is an inspiring love story that takes place in New York City and Burma. Four years after her father's mysterious disappearance, Julia finds a love letter that he wrote to a Burmese woman a long time ago. Determined to find out what happened to him, she traveled to a small village in Burma to find the mysterious woman from her father's past. Julia learns just how powerful love is in this story of inconceivable adversity and passion. The American Booksellers Association gave The Art of Hearing Heartbeats a 2013 Indies Choice Adult Fiction Honor Award. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!