A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker audiobook

A Well-Tempered Heart: A Novel

By Jan-Philipp Sendker
Translated by Kevin Wiliarty
Read by Cassandra Campbell

Blackstone Publishing 9781590516409

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Series: Book 2

10.67 Hours Unabridged
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The sequel to the international bestselling 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 recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, 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.

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The sequel to the international bestselling 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 recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Very literary…A story of emotion, of magic, of belief, of many kinds of love, and of hope…Beautifully written.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Sendker’s follow-up to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats picks up the story a decade after Julia Win traveled to Burma, seeking her missing father…An absorbing, moving sequel that likely portends a third entry.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Jan-Philipp Sendker

Author Bio: Jan-Philipp Sendker

Jan-Philipp Sendker is an internationally bestselling author born in Hamburg in 1960. He was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Wall, a nonfiction book about China. His first novel, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, is an international bestseller, and the sequel, A Well-Tempered Heart, appeared in 2013. He lives in Berlin with his family.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English