The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - the international bestselling phenomenon (The Burma Trilogy)

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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - the international bestselling phenomenon (The Burma Trilogy)

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - the international bestselling phenomenon (The Burma Trilogy)

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I will tell you: It’s love. Love makes us beautiful. Do you know a single person who loves and is loved, who is loved unconditionally and who, at the same time, is ugly? There’s no need to ponder the question. There is no such person.” An epic love story with plenty of magic about it…It will break your heart, or at least rearrange it.”— Between the Covers

A Well-tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker: 9781590516409 A Well-tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker: 9781590516409

Of course I am not referring to those outburts of passions that drive us to do and say things we will later regret, that delude us into thinking we cannot life without a certain person, that set us quivering with anxiety at the mere possibility we might ever lose that person-a feeling that impoverishes rather than enriches us because we long to possess what we cannot, to hold on what we cannot. Scott Shane's outstanding work Flee North tells the little-known tale of an unlikely partnership ... he did not merely read books but traveled with them,that they took him to other countries and unfamiliar continents, and that with their help he was always getting to know new people..." A New York lawyer inexplicably disappears. His daughter Julia, also a lawyer, goes searching for him in Burma based on an old letter he had written which her mom gave her as part of his belongings.

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I read this book in 2012, and reread it now for book club. It’s a story of a daughter, Julia Win, who is a high-powered lawyer, coming to terms with her father and his past. Four years ago, Julia’s father disappeared without a trace. He took an airline flight to Bangkok and disappeared. Julia’s father is of Burmese decent, and has never discussed the first 20 years of his life with anyone, including family. Julia decides she wants to find him and learn why he abandoned his family. We wish to be loved as we ourselves would love. Any other way makes as uncomfortable. We respond with doubt and suspicion. We misinterpret the signs. We do not understand the language. We accuse. We assert that the other person does not love us. But perhaps he merely loves us in some idiosyncratic way that we fail to recognize.” A story at once both poignant and joyous, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats reaffirms how love can transform the harshest of realities into a mystical one... Reading this book was like reading poetry, with full attention required for each sentence. A thoroughly immersive and enjoyable read." - Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife This book isn't a Roshomon, a look at the same event from the perspective of various individuals. Instead, it is an intertwining of threads: Julia's, her father's, and people she meets or learns about when she arrives in the highland Burmese town of Kalaw.

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This is a classic love story between two young people separated by circumstances, family interference, and distance. Both Tin Win and Mi Mi have a disability, which initially brings them together and enables love to blossom. Tin Win develops a condition with his eyes, such that he becomes blind, and Mi Mi is born with a defect to her feet. The title comes from Tin Win’s ability to distinguish different heartbeats, since his hearing has become more acute. It is beautifully told, with vivid images of the landscape, ways of life, and culture of Myanmar. When we get over something, we move on, we put it behind us. Do we leave the dead behind or do we take them with us? I think we take them with us. They accompany us. They remain with us, if in another form. We have to learn to live with them and their deaths.” And so there must be in life something like a catastrophic turning point,when the world as we know cease to exist. A moment that transforms us into a different person from one heartbeat to the next. The moment when a lover confess that there's someone else and that he's leaving .or the day we bury a father or mother or best friend . Or the moment when the doctor informs us of a malignant brain tumor” Life, U May told her, is a gift full of riddles in which suffering and happiness are inextricably intertwined. Any attempt to have one without the other was simply bound to fail.”All this and I haven’t mentioned the novel is a love story. But not an ordinary love story—it tells of a love that any of us would be happy to call our own. Some reviewers may call this a fairy tale, but I would merely say it was an especially daring and insightful attempt to create a plausible story that works on many levels. And so it does. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” has a special place in Sendker’s own heart. He said, “Most importantly, it was my first novel… and I had been dreaming about writing a novel for 20 years.” 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?

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

I speak of a love that brings sight to the blind. Of a love stronger than fear. I speak of a love that breathes meaning into life, that defies the natural laws of deterioration, that causes us to flourish, that knows no bounds. I speak of the triumph of the human spirit over selfishness and death.” I may choose to be lenient, and blame its choppy, awkward, writing, and the horrifyingly overwrought dialogue in the first-person narrator parts, on the translator, rather than the author, but the rest of it is definitively the author's fault. So let's begin at the beginning, and take a closer look.

A tender coming of age tale, wrapped up in a modern woman's journey to find out the truth about her mysterious, exotic and ultimately unreachable father, this book will mesmerize you with its many poetic turns of phrase. But in the end you will feel like a better person for having experienced a love story that spans ages, continents, cultures and families. A masterfully told tale of enduring love, the twists of fate and the journey life takes us on to discover what is truly important.” —SCLS Reading Suggestions Endlich mal wieder ein Buch, dem ich ohne zu zögern 5 Sterne geben kann, und das, obwohl ich dieses Buch erst nach einigen Anläufen gelesen habe. Empfohlen bekam ich es bereits vor mindestens einem Jahr von der lieben Freundin, die es mir jetzt zum Geburtstag schenkte, weil sie unbedingt wollte, dass ich es endlich lese. Da ich mich mit Empfehlungen immer etwas schwer tue, aber von ihr schon mal ein wirklich tolles Buch empfohlen bekommen habe, habe ich es direkt zu lesen begonnen. Und, was soll ich sagen? Wieder einmal ein wirklich perfekter Tipp und nun auch zur perfekten Zeit. No matter what I even attempt to say, I can’t possibly capture the absolute magic of this book. Like a spell, it haunts. Like love, it’s going to endure.”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You No. I speak of a love that brings sight to the blind. Of a love stronger than fear. I speak of a love that breathes meaning into life, that defies the natural laws of deterioration, that causes us to flourish, that knows no bounds. I speak of the triumph of the human spirit over selfishness and death.”



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