Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Once I started reading Jan-Philipp Sendker's The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, I could hardly put it down. In the story, a daughter searches for her missing father in Burma and finds herself learning more about him than she could have guessed in her wildest dream. The story goes from the present day to 1950's Burma and explores themes of love, loss, family, identity and tradition. What really sets this book ahead of the pack is the beautiful writing. My blog reader Linda said that it read almost like a poem and she was not wrong.