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BBG Book Club - April 8, 2021
We are recreating the past with this book club. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is one of my most favorite books and it was our very FIRST book club choice years ago.
We will again choose this book for April 8th because on May 15th Barrel of Books and Games will host author Jan-Philipp Sendker for a virtual book release party. The final installment of this trilogy has been almost TEN YEARS in the making. We will read the first book for April's book club and if you love it as much as I do you are welcome to pick up book two, A Well-Tempered Heart and book three, which releases on May 4, 2021 - The Heart Remembers - ahead of the virtual event on May 15th.
Jan-Phillipp was at Barrel of Books and Games in person years ago all the way from Germany for a book signing back in 2014. You can attend the May 15th event virtually or in the store, socially distanced. Mark your calendars for May 15th at Noon to join us in welcoming back "virtually", Jan-Philipp Sendker.
Join us from 6pm - 7pm(ish) as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!
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 beÖuntil 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 fatherís 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 readerís belief in the power of love to move mountains.