We are thrilled to be one of the stops on Jan-Philipp Sendker's brief American tour. The bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats will join us on Wednesday, August 8th from 7-8:30 p.m. This is a lovely book, written by a lovely man and should not be missed. We're in for a treat with his visit!
This is a free wine and cheese event and reservations are requested. For more information about this event or to reserver your seat, please send us an email or call us at 231-347-1180.
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.
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.