1) The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillipp Sendker spans between the 1950’s and today in Burma and New York City as Julia goes on a journey to discover the truth about her father and his mysterious disappearance after she finds a love letter written to him by a woman she’s never heard of. This is a tale of resilience, hardship and the true power of being connected to someone forever. It is written so beautifully and seamlessly that you won’t be able to put it down. There’s something mystical, hopeful and other worldly about it. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats will take your heart through twists and turns until the very end. Definitely have a box of tissues at the ready.
Thanks so much, Kate! I definitely want to read all of these. I added Walking Toward the Light by Karen Scarpulla and Mystic Tea by Rea Nolan Martin to this list as well. Karen is an old family friend who wrote about her amazing true life story of caring for her ex-husband as he battled cancer. A quick and powerful read.
What will I be reading next? Mystic Tea written by my super talented Aunt Rea!
Any other good reads we left out? Comment below!