Books by Jan-Philipp Sendker

THE LANGUAGE OF SOLITUDE by Jan-Philipp Sendker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sendker's considerable knowledge of China is not enough to overcome too much philosophizing by self-consciously sensitive characters and a plot that holds few surprises."
German novelist Sendker's second novel (Whispering Shadows, 2015) about a German-American former journalist battling crime in China. Read full book review >
WHISPERING SHADOWS by Jan-Philipp Sendker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"This novel explores a side of Hong Kong tourists rarely experience, but it has a conclusion that feels rushed despite action that moves at an almost glacial pace."
Sendker's most recent offering continues his literary love affair with Asia, this time following two broken men and the ways in which their lives intersect. Read full book review >
A WELL-TEMPERED HEART by Jan-Philipp Sendker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Sendker can be a mesmerizing storyteller, but his high quotient of romantic spiritualism is hard for even the mildly skeptical to take seriously."
In the German novelist Sendker's sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats (2012), a Manhattan attorney returns to Burma 10 years after her first visit for further lessons in love. Read full book review >
THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Fans of Nicholas Sparks and/or Elizabeth Gilbert should eat this up."
German journalist Sendker's first novel, originally published in German in 2002, is a love story set in Burma and imbued with Eastern spirituality and fairy-tale romanticism. Read full book review >