Friday, April 6, 2012

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

The Art of Hearing HeartbeatsThe Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a quiet beautiful book that is about a man who leaves his wife and adult daughter and disappears. Four years after his disappearance, they find a love letter to a woman named Mi Mi in Burma (where her father was from).

The daughter decides to travel to Burma to the village where Mi Mi lives and encounters an old man named U Ba. U Ba tells her the beautiful story of her father’s and Mi Mi’s childhood. It unfolds like a quiet Asian fairytale.

This novel was so rich that it made you see, smell and feel the things that were going on.  You have to be able to let go to enjoy this fairytale....and believe in love.

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