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08/09/2012 7:00 pm
About the Author:
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 non-fiction book about China. THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS is his first novel. He lives in Berlin with his family.
This lovely, heartbreaking story will entrance you as it did me from the first page. Julia, a newly minted lawyer, goes looking for her Burmese father who has disappeared – apparently to his homeland. His life story unfolds in such a wonderful way that you feel you are there with him in his little village. True love wins in the end, but not without heartache. – Valerie
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.
What: Jan-Philipp Sendker will discuss and sign his novel, THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS.
When: Thursday, August 9, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Admission: This event is free and open to the public. In order to go through the signing line and meet Jan-Philipp Sendker for book personalization, please purchase THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS from Blue Willow Bookshop.
A limited number of autographed copies of Jan-Philipp’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of the book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.
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