May book - The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Our May title is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.  This international bestseller is the first novel by German author Jan-Philipp Sendker, originally published in 2002 and released here in the U.S. in 2012 (there is also a sequel to this book called A Well-Tempered Heart that came out in January)  Book discussion will take place by the fireplace on Wednesday May 21st at 1pm.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Library's Reference Desk.
 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.                           

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