Brown University


A Well-Tempered Heart

by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Other Press, January 2014   ISBN: 978-159051640-9
Price: $15.95

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...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."--publisher description

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