Sanbornton Public Library’s Book Group will next meet on Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00pm here at the library. The next selection will be The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
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.
This lush debut is a 2013 Indies Choice Honor Award winner – a designation voted by independent booksellers. Sendker’s novel is a beautifully woven story of resilience, passion, and truth that lingers long into the silence after the last page
The library will be ordering multiple copies of this book. If you would like a particular format, such as an audio-book or large-print, let us know and we can accommodate your request. No prior experience with the book group is needed, and newcomers are always welcome. All that is needed is a desire to read a thought-provoking book and share in an enriching discussion with fellow readers!