The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781590514634
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Other Press, LLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title, that may also include a folder.

The Art of Hearing Hearbeats

The Art of Hearing Hearbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 336
ISBN: 184697240X
Available:
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A suspenseful love story set in the exotic Burmese countryside, where a young American woman discovers the secret that lived in her father's heart for over fifty years.

A Well tempered Heart

A Well tempered Heart
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781590516416
Available:
Release: 2014-01-21
Editor: Other Press, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. 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? Interwoven with Julia’s story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

The Long Path to Wisdom

The Long Path to Wisdom
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker,Lorie Karnath,Jonathan Sendker
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781590519653
Available:
Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Other Press, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the internationally bestselling The Art of Hearing Heartbeats comes this charming collection of folktales that offer a window into Burma’s fascinating history and culture. Since 1995 Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) dozens of times, and while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous folktales and fables. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange he couldn’t classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths. The Long Path to Wisdom’s evocative stories run the gamut of human emotions, from the familiar to the shocking, and are sure to delight fans of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats as well as those newly discovering the magic of Sendker’s incandescent writing.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats A Novel by Jan Philipp Sendker Conversation Starters

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  A Novel by Jan Philipp Sendker   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2016-09-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: by Jan-Philipp Sendker | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Julia is baffled by her father’s mysterious disappearance from his life in New York City—until the day she finds a love letter that he had written to a Burmese woman. Desperate for answers, she puts everything on hold and heads to a small village in Burma looking for this mysterious woman from her father’s past. On her journey, Julia learns about her father’s secret past, and just how powerful love is. Jan-Philip Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a moving story of inconceivable adversity and passion. Tin Win and Mi Mi’s unconditional love for each other will pull you in from start to finish. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats has received much praise from readers and critics alike and won The Indies Choice Honor Award for Adult Fiction in 2013. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Whispering Shadows

Whispering Shadows
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476793658
Available:
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this first book of the Rising Dragon series, “explore a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience” (Kirkus Reviews) as an expat journalist tries to crack a murder case in the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching” (Booklist, starred review) thriller set in China from the internationally bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Once an ambitious American expat and a dedicated family man, Paul Leibovitz is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth’s son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own. As Paul, Elizabeth, and a detective friend descend deeper into a politically corrupt China and the Shenzhen underworld—against the wishes of a woman with whom Paul has a growing flirtation—they discover dark secrets and vestiges of the Cultural Revolution that people will go to any lengths to keep hidden. Part love story, part crime thriller, Whispering Shadows is the captivating tale of one man’s desperate search for redemption within the grip of a world superpower, a place where secrets from the past threaten to upend the future.

The Language of Solitude

The Language of Solitude
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476793696
Available:
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This “vivid, fascinating, and haunting look at today’s China” (Library Journal, starred review) and highly anticipated sequel to the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching” (Booklist) Whispering Shadows features a brooding German-American expat who is struggling to begin a new life—only to find himself embroiled in an investigation that could have dangerous environmental and personal consequences. Paul Leibovitz is determined to turn over a new leaf in Hong Kong and find peace after the death of his son. He believes that his love for Christine Wu will bring him the joy he desperately needs—but things change when Christine gets an unexpected letter from Da Long, the brother she hasn’t seen in forty years, urging her to visit him in his remote village outside of Shanghai. Paul is compelled to travel with her, knowing full well that the mainland, with all of its menacing secrets, terrifies her. After an awkward reunion with her brother, Christine leaves immediately but Paul decides to stay. He’s a journalist at heart, after all, and there are questions begging for answers, such as why are Da Long’s wife, other local women, and even some pets exhibiting the same mysterious symptoms? With a bit of investigating, Paul discovers that a powerful chemical conglomerate has been polluting a nearby lake, and the Chinese government has done nothing to stop it. Da Long’s children demand justice and want to sue, even though a suit would put their lives at risk. Will anyone take on their case or will intimidation and corruption suppress even the most outspoken citizens? Can Paul walk away, or will he pull the woman he loves reluctantly back into a world she escaped from decades ago? Suspenseful and rife with the page-turning storytelling that has come to define Sendker’s work, Language of Solitude is a brilliant and timely thriller that offers a penetrating look into contemporary China.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats By Jan Philipp Sendker Trivia On Books

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  By Jan Philipp Sendker  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2015-12-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Trivia-on-Book: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently quiz-formatted unofficial trivia on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, grab your copy of Trivia-on-Books!

Water Ghosts

Water Ghosts
Author: Shawna Yang Ryan
Pages: 259
ISBN: 1594202079
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arriving unexpectedly from China with two female companions in an early- twentieth-century California farming town, the long-lost wife of gambling parlor owner Richard Fong disrupts his illicit relationships with a pair of prostitutes and prompts a series of events that threatens the community's livelihood.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats a Novel by Jan Philipp Sendker Conversation Sta

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  a Novel by Jan Philipp Sendker   Conversation Sta
Author: Daily Books
Pages: 64
ISBN: 153318416X
Available:
Release: 2016-05-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: by Jan-Philipp Sendker | Conversation Starters Julia is baffled by her father's mysterious disappearance from his life in New York City--until the day she finds a love letter that he had written to a Burmese woman. Desperate for answers, she puts everything on hold and heads to a small village in Burma looking for this mysterious woman from her father's past. On her journey, Julia learns about her father's secret past, and just how powerful love is. Jan-Philip Sendker's The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a moving story of inconceivable adversity and passion. Tin Win and Mi Mi's unconditional love for each other will pull you in from start to finish. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats has received much praise from readers and critics alike and won The Indies Choice Honor Award for Adult Fiction in 2013. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: * Foster a deeper understanding of the book * Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups * Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately * Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Book Thief. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

How to Be an American Housewife

How to Be an American Housewife
Author: Margaret Dilloway
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101189245
Available:
Release: 2010-08-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it. When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife. As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life... Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780857905345
Available:
Release: 2013-03-07
Editor: Birlinn
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'Set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a rare novel. Telling the story of a young blind man’s journey through a world of auditory intensity, Jan-Philipp Sendker renews one’s faith in the possibility of real, pure love. I finished the book in tears'- SHAWNA YANG RYAN, author of Water Ghosts 'Magical'- Huffington Post 'Imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism'- Kirkus Reviews 'An epic narrative that requires a large box of tissues'- Publishers Weekly 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. 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 change her life for ever. A poignant and heart-warming love story, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats will reaffirm your belief in the resilience of the human heart.

Conversation Starters The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker

Conversation Starters   The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker
Author: Dailybooks
Pages: 68
ISBN: 1681016567
Available:
Release: 2016-08-06
Editor: Nook Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: by Jan-Philipp Sendker - Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: Julia is baffled by her father's mysterious disappearance from his life in New York City--until the day she finds a love letter that he had written to a Burmese woman. Desperate for answers, she puts everything on hold and heads to a small village in Burma looking for this mysterious woman from her father's past. On her journey, Julia learns about her father's secret past, and just how powerful love is. Jan-Philip Sendker's The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a moving story of inconceivable adversity and passion. Tin Win and Mi Mi's unconditional love for each other will pull you in from start to finish. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats has received much praise from readers and critics alike and won The Indies Choice Honor Award for Adult Fiction in 2013. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker Digest and Review

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  by Jan Philipp Sendker   Digest and Review
Author: Reader's Companion
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1533206619
Available:
Release: 2016-05-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker | Digest & Review With this digest companion, you'll enjoy: * A digest of the The Art of Hearing Heartbeats * Content for your book club or other group event. * Stories beyond the digest and tidbits you may not know * The book's impact and its important to read * And more! What other readers are saying: "You can read it before you read the novel or after you read it as a supplement to the actual book." "Very concise and helpful for our Book Club." "It is full of story information, interesting facts about the novel and the author as well." "This overview gave me an idea of what the book covers. From it, I have been able to decide whether or not to purchase the book." "The Digest helped clarify the historical background. Beautifully written and deeply moving." Our promise: Reader's Companions bring you immaculate study materials on literature at exceptionally low prices that do not compromise on quality. These are supplementary materials and does not contain any text or summary of the book. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Target Book Club

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  Target Book Club
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1590516095
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Where the Heart Beats

Where the Heart Beats
Author: Kay Larson
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101572481
Available:
Release: 2012-07-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “heroic” and “fascinating” biography of John Cage showing how his work, and that of countless American artists, was transformed by Zen Buddhism (The New York Times) Where the Heart Beats is the story of the tremendous changes sweeping through American culture following the Second World War, a time when the arts in America broke away from centuries of tradition and reinvented themselves. Painters converted their canvases into arenas for action and gesture, dancers embraced pure movement over narrative, performance artists staged “happenings” in which anything could happen, poets wrote words determined by chance. In this tumultuous period, a composer of experimental music began a spiritual quest to know himself better. His earnest inquiry touched thousands of lives and created controversies that are ongoing. He devised unique concerts—consisting of notes chosen by chance, randomly tuned radios, and silence—in the service of his absolute conviction that art and life are one inseparable truth, a seamless web of creation divided only by illusory thoughts. What empowered John Cage to compose his incredible music—and what allowed him to inspire tremendous transformations in the lives of his fellow artists—was Cage’s improbable conversion to Zen Buddhism. This is the story of how Zen saved Cage from himself. Where the Heart Beats is the first book to address the phenomenal importance of Zen Buddhism to John Cage’s life and to the artistic avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. Zen’s power to transform Cage’s troubled mind—by showing him his own enlightened nature—liberated Cage from an acute personal crisis that threatened everything he most deeply cared abouthis life, his music, and his relationship with his life partner, Merce Cunningham. Caught in a society that rejected his art, his politics, and his sexual orientation, Cage was transformed by Zen from an overlooked and marginal musician into the absolute epicenter of the avant-garde. Using Cage’s life as a starting point, Where the Heart Beats looks beyond to the individuals Cage influenced and the art he inspired. His creative genius touched Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Alan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli, who all went on to revolutionize their respective disciplines. As Cage’s story progresses, as his collaborators’ trajectories unfurl, Where the Heart Beats shows the blossoming of Zen in the very heart of American culture.

Summary of the Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker Conversation Starters

Summary of the Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker   Conversation Starters
Author: BookHabits
Pages: 66
ISBN: 1975944682
Available:
Release: 2017-08-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Summary of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups * Foster a deeper understanding of the book * Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately * Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starter.

Summary of the Art of Hearing Heartbeats Trivia Quiz for Fans

Summary of the Art of Hearing Heartbeats  Trivia Quiz for Fans
Author: Whizbooks
Pages: 94
ISBN: 046489266X
Available:
Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: Blurb
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summary of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Pictures of You

Pictures of You
Author: Caroline Leavitt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781616200329
Available:
Release: 2011-01-25
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Magically written, heartbreakingly honest.” —Jodi Picoult Two women running away from their marriages collide on a foggy highway, killing one of them. The survivor, Isabelle, is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life, but of the lives of the devastated husband and fragile son that the other woman, April, has left behind. Together, they try to solve the mystery of where April was running to, and why. As these three lives intersect, the book asks, How well do we really know those we love—and how do we forgive the unforgivable? Caroline Leavitt's new novel With or Without You is on sale August 4, 2020.

Summary of the Art of Hearing Heartbeats Trivia Quiz for Fans

Summary of the Art of Hearing Heartbeats  Trivia Quiz for Fans
Author: Whizbooks
Pages: 94
ISBN: 046489266X
Available:
Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: Blurb
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Summary of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.