Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats




The elegant simplicity of this novel captured my interest right from the get-go. It is set in Burma and the descriptions of the area are exquisite.

Julia Win has traveled to Burma looking for her father, who disappeared from NYC four years ago. She meets U Ba, a man who knows her father, and he tells her the story of her father's early life before he left to attend college in America.

It's a beautiful story. I didn't want it to end. But it did. Maybe a bit abruptly. But, other than that, five stars for this novel that just glows!

4 comments:

Literary Feline said...

I hadn't heard of this one before. It does sound good though. I am glad you liked it, Linda!

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Olivia Kiernan said...

Great post and this book sounds right up my street, I'll be picking up my copy today.

Cindy said...

An amazing history, i just finish that book and i totally love it!!