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A former Stern correspondent in China and Burma, and a global bestselling author, Jan-Philipp Sendker’s stories are thrillers filled with heart.

From the smash hit, worldwide bestselling debut, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, to the Shenzhen underworld of Whispering Shadows, he has captured the imagination of millions.


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  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Feb 2013
    £8.99 £6.29

    Winner of the 2013 Indies Choice Honor Award 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…

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Feb 2014
    £8.99 £6.29

    Julia Win, a successful Manhattan lawyer, is at a crossroads in her life. Despite her wealth and privilege, she is exhausted and unhappy – a lost soul. She returns to Burma, the homeland of her father, where she encounters an anguished mother…

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £8.99 £6.29

    Twelve-year-old Ko Bo Bo lives with his uncle U Ba in Kalaw, a town in Burma. An unusually perceptive child, Bo Bo can read people’s emotions in their eyes. This acute sensitivity only makes his unconventional home life more difficult: His father…

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Jun 2015
    £8.99 £6.29

    Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul’s marriage unravels in the fallout. When he makes a fleeting…