Search Results: "Jan-Philipp Sendker"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"As the old saying goes, what's good here isn't original, and what's original isn't good."
Reemtsma is a philologist by training, a boxing buff by avocation, and the director of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research; as might be expected, he has a big agenda in this slender book. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LOSE EVERYTHING by Philipp Mattheis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 23, 2013

"A nuanced character study with no easy answers. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Outside of Munich in the summer of 1994, four teenage boys find a fortune that changes their lives. Read full book review >

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THE VERTIGO YEARS by Philipp Blom
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Offers rewarding insights into a period often obscured from view by the decades of conflict that followed."
As Queen Victoria passes, Vienna-based historian Blom (To Have and to Hold: An Intimate History of Collectors and Collecting, 2003, etc.) finds a Modern World breaking through the crust. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"A small girl learns to accept herself as she is in a story told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures."
A picture book tells children that no matter what your size, you are perfect the way you are. Read full book review >

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IN THE CELLAR by Jan Philipp Reemtsma
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"A relentlessly candid examination of one man's heart and mind."
Dick Tracy meets Jean-Paul Sartre in this deeply philosophical, deftly written account of the author's 33 days confined in a cellar. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2009

"A one-of-a-kind eyewitness account, essential for students of the Third Reich and all champions of freedom against tyranny."
An extraordinary memoir, 65 years after the fact, of the German military officers' plot to assassinate the Führer. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER BUNNY'S ASSISTANT by Jan Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An amusing approach to a popular springtime craft, presented with a spray of not-so-subtle humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
This super-simple story with bold, cartoon-style illustrations features just two characters, the Easter Bunny and a skunk, and one joke: The overly enthusiastic skunk can't control his excitement, leading repeatedly to unpleasantly odiferous results. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A revealing look at a vibrant and distinct culture. (author's note, glossary, source notes) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Six Maasai proverbs complement glimpses into the daily life of a Maasai community in a compact and fascinating portrait of this nomadic people and their changing world. Read full book review >