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The Katie’s Choice Book Club selection for August is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
The Book Club is hosted by Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford. The discussion will be held at the coffeebar at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, and repeated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. The Book Club is open to all interested people, free of charge. No pre-registration is required. Discussions are animated, thoughtful and engaging.
The book has been described in this way: “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.”
Books are available for purchase at Katie’s Cup or participants can bring their own copy. Contact Katie’s Cup at (815) 986-0628 or (815) 914-5998.
Posted Aug. 7, 2013