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A Well-Tempered Heart 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 recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, 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

  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • A Well-Tempered Heart
  • Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 1590516400

About the Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker

Jan Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, and, longing to travel the world, became the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999 In 2000 he published Cracks in the Great Wall, a nonfiction book about China The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is his first novel, and since then, he has written 3 further novels, including a sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats , A Well Tempered Heart In 2013, he received The indies Choice Honor Award in the category Adult Fiction for The Art of Hearing Heartbeats He lives in Potsdam with his family and is currently working on the third installment in his China trilogy.



10 thoughts on “A Well-Tempered Heart

  1. says:

    I must admit I was a little apprehensive at the beginning of this A follow up of a loved novel creates high expectations But just this morning, on my second session of reading, I became hooked I may have physically been floating in a swimming pool in a mini heat wave in Seattle, but today I feel like I visited Burma and my old friends from The Art of Hearing Heartbeats And the best part of all involved a completely new set of characters and events Meeting the author was a highlight of Bookt I must admit I was a little apprehensive at the beginning of this A follow up of a loved novel creates high expectations But just this morning, on my second session of reading, I became hooked I may have physically been floating in a swimming pool in a mini heat wave in Seattle, but today I feel like I visited Burma and my old friends from The Art of Hearing Heartbeats And the best part of all involved a completely new set of characters and events Meeting the author was a highlight of Booktopia Bellingham last month He knows Burma firsthand from many visits and these books are a lot about place But most importantly they are about people family, love, forgiveness Not a spoiler, but an interesting part of the book is a certain food Google images of the betel nut while you wait to read this I had never heard of this apparently common, but very unusual food

  2. says:

    A worthy sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Explores love in all its forms child parent, parent child, self, romantic and friend Through a tale that mixes Western and Eastern cultures, Sendker asks the reader to examine questions that are at the very heart of living a meaningful, full life Sit back, relax and enjoy this deceptively simple story that will get you thinking and leave you changed.

  3. says:

    A wonderful sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats I enjoyed the mysticism and spiritual aspects of Life that are added to the everyday lives of the Burmese characters There s a definite difference in the Eastern and Western ways of seeing Life The Eastern ways areserene in their daily ways This story of Love in its many variations is a wonderful look at learning to accept life learning to understand, accept and forgive and finding one s true path A wonderful sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats I enjoyed the mysticism and spiritual aspects of Life that are added to the everyday lives of the Burmese characters There s a definite difference in the Eastern and Western ways of seeing Life The Eastern ways areserene in their daily ways This story of Love in its many variations is a wonderful look at learning to accept life its circumstances learning to understand, accept and forgive and finding one s true path

  4. says:

    I was really blown away by Jan Philipp Sender s first novel entitled The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats and consequently, began the sequel with high expectations Unfortunately, as often happens when you expect too much, you re in for a letdown The Well Tempered Heart did shine inn many aspects It turned into a surprisingly poignant love story and, like the the first novel, it wonderfully depicted the main characters search for inner peace Where I felt it didn t measure up to the first novel was t I was really blown away by Jan Philipp Sender s first novel entitled The Art Of Hearing Heartbeats and consequently, began the sequel with high expectations Unfortunately, as often happens when you expect too much, you re in for a letdown The Well Tempered Heart did shine inn many aspects It turned into a surprisingly poignant love story and, like the the first novel, it wonderfully depicted the main characters search for inner peace Where I felt it didn t measure up to the first novel was the way in which Julie went to Burma in the first place This time it was not the disappearance of her Burmese born father No, instead this time she was hearing voices in her head Now, obviously Sender needed to get Julie back to Burma to continue the story, but I just felt that having the character hear voices in her head was too clich Surely, the author could have come up with somethingclever than that old trick

  5. says:

    Didn t love this Seemed a bit forced, expected, and syrupy sometimes Not sure why it s even connected with Heartbeats, there was no reason to have the characters carry over, they didn t have anything to do in this book This is another perfect example of trying to follow up an amazing first novel that probably took a decade to write, with a novel that was put out in just a year or two It showed It never felt substantial or like there was a real point to the story.

  6. says:

    While I adored the first book, this second one wasn t as lyrically beautiful The story is compelling but doesn t take my breath away as THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS did I do still love Julia and it ends with a huge cliffhanger I am looking forward to the continuation as a third book must be in the works

  7. says:

    Oh Jan Philipp Your writing is exquisite, beautiful, and inspiring This sequel to Art of Hearing Heartbeats is so very different than its predecessor, yet just as moving If love and kindness are the virtues you hold in highest regard, than these two books belong in your heart.

  8. says:

    This landed on my reading pile, solely because it had a decent GR rating As I started this book a woman was hearing voices and then there was talk about reincarnation This had me a little worried I thought this was going to be hokey I was wrong This was a beautifully written book The author kept it all reigned in and that held the hokey feelings at bay.This is a book about love and life and purpose While we can t always control the things that come our way, we do have control over our cho This landed on my reading pile, solely because it had a decent GR rating As I started this book a woman was hearing voices and then there was talk about reincarnation This had me a little worried I thought this was going to be hokey I was wrong This was a beautifully written book The author kept it all reigned in and that held the hokey feelings at bay.This is a book about love and life and purpose While we can t always control the things that come our way, we do have control over our choices and our feelings We can always choose family, and love, and forgiveness This book reminded me of that

  9. says:

    This title is a worthy sequel to the book, the Art of Hearing Heartbeats After 10 years a young woman returns to see her half brother in Byrma Plagued with voices in her head asking evocative questions Julie Win wonders if a trip to Burma won t help her Taking a leave of absence from her well paying job as a lawyer, Julie travels to Burma and is reunited with her brother U Ba What ensues is a love story if a mother, a love story of a young man taken away and placed in a military unit and som This title is a worthy sequel to the book, the Art of Hearing Heartbeats After 10 years a young woman returns to see her half brother in Byrma Plagued with voices in her head asking evocative questions Julie Win wonders if a trip to Burma won t help her Taking a leave of absence from her well paying job as a lawyer, Julie travels to Burma and is reunited with her brother U Ba What ensues is a love story if a mother, a love story of a young man taken away and placed in a military unit and some peace for Julie.This was a good book and one which I am glad I read The only problem is that the last line was a bit confusing to me but set up a good storyline for a third book If not for this I would have given this book 5,stars

  10. says:

    The sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, this novel takes place ten years later, when Julia Win travels back to Burma for personal healing, and to solve a mystery that followed her back to the United States all those years ago Like her father, Julia discovers an other worldly gift she hears the voice of a woman in anguish.I liked this novel eventhan the first The unfolding of the spirit woman s story is heartbreaking And yet, as Julia discoversabout this woman s past, a paral The sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, this novel takes place ten years later, when Julia Win travels back to Burma for personal healing, and to solve a mystery that followed her back to the United States all those years ago Like her father, Julia discovers an other worldly gift she hears the voice of a woman in anguish.I liked this novel eventhan the first The unfolding of the spirit woman s story is heartbreaking And yet, as Julia discoversabout this woman s past, a parallel tale of love and survival becomes the catalyst for her own healing This is a beautiful, well written novel

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