Sheila at Book Journey.
I just finished a wonderful book called, "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philipp Sendker
This is the description from Amazon:
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.
A friend of mine told me that she had to read this book for her book club. I'm always curious as to what other clubs are reading. She said that she was having a hard time getting a copy of this book (from a library). This indicated to me that the book must be really popular. I had no idea what the book was about, but ordered it from my library just out of curiosity. I began reading it Saturday night, and could not put the book down. This book is so moving, inspirational, and will stay with me for a long, long time. I highly recommend it.
Here is a short video from the author about his writing and the book itself.