The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-01-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781590514641

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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.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-01-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781590514634

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The first book in the Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, this is a passionate love story, a haunting fable, and an enchanting mystery set in Burma. 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.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: JAN-PHILLIP. SENDKER
Publsiher: Other Press LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-28
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1590519620

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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 Well tempered Heart

A Well tempered Heart
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-01-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781590516416

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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.

Whispering Shadows

Whispering Shadows
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476793658

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In this first book of the Rising Dragon series, “explore a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience” (Kirkus Reviews) as an expat journalist tries to crack a murder case in the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching” (Booklist, starred review) thriller set in China from the internationally bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Once an ambitious American expat and a dedicated family man, Paul Leibovitz is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth’s son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own. As Paul, Elizabeth, and a detective friend descend deeper into a politically corrupt China and the Shenzhen underworld—against the wishes of a woman with whom Paul has a growing flirtation—they discover dark secrets and vestiges of the Cultural Revolution that people will go to any lengths to keep hidden. Part love story, part crime thriller, Whispering Shadows is the captivating tale of one man’s desperate search for redemption within the grip of a world superpower, a place where secrets from the past threaten to upend the future.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9385288083

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How to Be an American Housewife

How to Be an American Housewife
Author: Margaret Dilloway
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-08-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101189245

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A mother-daughter story about the strong pull of tradition, and the lure and cost of breaking free of it. When Shoko decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan, she had her parents' blessing, her brother's scorn, and a gift from her husband-a book on how to be a proper American housewife. As she crossed the ocean to America, Shoko also brought with her a secret she would need to keep her entire life... Half a century later, Shoko's plans to finally return to Japan and reconcile with her brother are derailed by illness. In her place, she sends her grown American daughter, Sue, a divorced single mother whose own life isn't what she hoped for. As Sue takes in Japan, with all its beauty and contradictions, she discovers another side to her mother and returns to America unexpectedly changed and irrevocably touched.

Water Ghosts

Water Ghosts
Author: Shawna Yang Ryan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2009
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1594202079

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Arriving unexpectedly from China with two female companions in an early- twentieth-century California farming town, the long-lost wife of gambling parlor owner Richard Fong disrupts his illicit relationships with a pair of prostitutes and prompts a series of events that threatens the community's livelihood.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-03-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780857905345

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'Set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a rare novel. Telling the story of a young blind man’s journey through a world of auditory intensity, Jan-Philipp Sendker renews one’s faith in the possibility of real, pure love. I finished the book in tears'- SHAWNA YANG RYAN, author of Water Ghosts 'Magical'- Huffington Post 'Imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism'- Kirkus Reviews 'An epic narrative that requires a large box of tissues'- Publishers Weekly 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. 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 change her life for ever. A poignant and heart-warming love story, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats will reaffirm your belief in the resilience of the human heart.

Organizational Heartbeats

Organizational Heartbeats
Author: M. Brooke Moran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2019-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781000761955

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This employee engagement book focuses on the HOW of engaging employees in sustainability through four diverse case studies, thought-prompting questions and tips, as well as a unique model of employee engagement to guide strategy. The book includes both the mechanics of engagement and also the art of engagement through practices of authenticity, collective leadership, curating culture, and leveraging purpose. The power of purpose-driven employee engagement efforts featured in this book will inspire readers to help employees thrive, as a by-product of doing so is retaining employees, who effectively drive strategy, which lifts the organization and bolsters the economic bottom line. Numerous examples of successful engagement initiatives at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona State University, Seventh Generation, and Danone North America will catalyze readers’ imaginations regarding what is possible at their organizations. Moran’s purpose-driven employee engagement model will guide readers and their teams to hone initiatives into ones that will align with the heart and the systems of the organization. Prompting tips and questions throughout the text invite readers to engage with the material, so it is advised to have a notebook to record ideas while reading. Whether sustainability directors, human resource or talent management professionals seeking guidance on how to engage employees, middle managers striving to drive organizational change, or business school students wanting to learn about purpose-driven organizations, this book provides myriad tangible resources, as well as inspiring cases, to support the human capital that serves as the heart of organizations.

To The Stars Through Difficulties

To The Stars Through Difficulties
Author: Romalyn Tilghman
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781631522321

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A Kansas Notable Book of the Year, 2018 Andrew Carnegie funded fifty-nine public libraries in Kansas in the early 20th century—but it was frontier women who organized waffle suppers, minstrel shows, and women's baseball games to buy books to fill them. Now, a century later, Angelina returns to her father's hometown of New Hope to complete her dissertation on the Carnegie libraries, just as Traci and Gayle arrive in town—Traci as an artist-in-residence at the renovated Carnegie Arts Center and Gayle as a refugee whose neighboring town, Prairie Hill, has just been destroyed by a tornado. The discovery of an old journal inspires the women to create a library and arts center as the first act of rebuilding Prairie Hill after the tornado. As they work together to raise money for the center, Traci reveals her enormous heart, Angelina discovers that problem-solving is more valuable than her PhD, and Gayle demonstrates that courage is not about waiting out a storm but building a future. Full of Kansas history—from pioneer homesteaders to Carrie Nation to orphan trains—To the Stars through Difficulties is a contemporary story of women changing their world, and finding their own voices, powers, and self-esteem in the process.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2012-05-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9788184001754

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Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Together Tea

Together Tea
Author: Marjan Kamali
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062236821

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In Together Tea, Marjan Kamali’s delightful and heartwarming debut novel, Darya has discovered the perfect gift for her daughter’s twenty-fifth birthday: an ideal husband. Mina, however, is fed up with her mother’s years of endless matchmaking and the spreadsheets grading available Iranian-American bachelors. Having spent her childhood in Tehran and the rest of her life in New York City, Mina has experienced cultural clashes firsthand, but she’s learning that the greatest clashes sometimes happen at home. After a last ill-fated attempt at matchmaking, mother and daughter embark on a return journey to Iran. Immersed once again in Persian culture, the two women gradually begin to understand each other. But when Mina falls for a young man who never appeared on her mother’s matchmaking radar, will Mina and Darya’s new-found appreciation for each other survive? Together Tea is a moving and joyous debut novel about family, love, and finding the place you truly belong.

The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-02-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307472496

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Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones
Author: Katherine Webber
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-03-14
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780399555039

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Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights in this sweeping, warm, arrestingly original novel about family, poverty, and hope. Wing Jones, like everyone else in her town, has worshipped her older brother, Marcus, for as long as she can remember. Good-looking, popular, and the star of the football team, Marcus is everything his sister is not. Until the night everything changes when Marcus, drunk at the wheel after a party, kills two people and barely survives himself. With Marcus now in a coma, Wing is crushed, confused, and angry. She is tormented at school for Marcus’s mistake, haunted at home by her mother and grandmothers’ grief. In addition to all this, Wing is scared that the bank is going to repossess her home because her family can’t afford Marcus’s mounting medical bills. Every night, unable to sleep, Wing finds herself sneaking out to go to the school’s empty track. When Aaron, Marcus’s best friend, sees her running one night, he recognizes that her speed, skill, and agility could get her spot on the track team. And better still, an opportunity at a coveted sponsorship from a major athletic gear company. Wing can’t pass up the opportunity to train with her longtime crush and to help her struggling family, but can she handle being thrust out of Marcus’s shadow and into the spotlight? "The swiftly paced story will quickly sweep up readers...[a] well-crafted, inspirational debut with plenty of heart, hope, and determination." —Booklist "A story showing how hope and love can blossom in the midst of chaos." —Publishers Weekly