Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker
Reviewed by Kay, Librarian at the Bridgewater Library
This novel starts out as a mystery. A successful lawyer goes missing leaving his wife and adult daughter with no idea what has happened to him. The daughter decides to go looking for him in Burma after discovering old love letters the father has written. The story then becomes a romance where we learn about the father’s childhood and teen age years and the love he had for a young crippled girl in Burma. It is a beautiful and intriguing story or love and sacrifice and duty. The novel was very well written and I enjoyed listening to this tale unfold. Great love story but very sad.