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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Patty's Pick for 5/15/14 is "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Phillip Sendker

"The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Phillip Sendker is a mystery, a love story and a cultural, historical novel. As we begin this memorable story, Julia is confused why her father has suddenly disappeared. He is a successful lawyer in New York and he has been married for years. 
This is one of those books that develop into a story that will confuse you, and when you reach the end you will be amazed. This starts in Burma many 
years ago and Julia travels there to find out what happened. She had found a love letter that he wrote to a Burmese woman and with connections strengthening she goes to see if she can find her dad. 
There are many people who help her along the way and open her eyes to the true person her father was. He was more than the successful lawyer and caring father she knew.  Julie finds out a lot about her father and more about herself as she searches.
The love story she uncovers and the mystery of her father's disappearance 
is solved. You may cry like I did, but above all you will remember this 
book. It is so well written and the many twists and turns will keep you glued 
to this book until you finish. It is hard not to reveal more but you need to 
discover this story for yourself.