A Well-tempered Heart

A Well-tempered Heart

by Jan-Philipp Sendker
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Overview

A Well-tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590516416
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 57,063
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, 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. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, is an international best seller. He lives in Berlin with his family.
 
Kevin Wiliarty has a BA in German from Harvard and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. A native of the United States, he has also lived in Germany and Japan. He is currently an academic technician at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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A Well-tempered Heart 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tillieny More than 1 year ago
I accidentally discovered this sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and I was so excited. I absolutely LOVED both books.
new-hampshire-reader More than 1 year ago
A Well-Tempered Heart was one of my favorite books, It is the sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. This book is the story of a journey of self discovery taken by a young woman. The story line is believable, characters are real, and the writing style is a joy to read. If you enjoy books about other countries and life styles, you will enjoy this book. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darling, all time we've been searching for home <br> When home was back the way we came. <p> All this time we were each other's antidote <br> When we were actually each other's poison. <p> All this time we sang each other sugar <br> When really, it was salt in disguise. <p> All this time we searched for the sun <br> When we ourselves were the clouds covering it. <p> And this is how we pulled the trigger on ourseves <br> With this phantasm we called <p> l <br> o <br> v <br> e <p> ~Dark &diams Shine <br> This is the first in a series called the Story of Us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not care for this book. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats was excellent, but this was very disappointing and unrealistic.
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