HLAA-Twin Cities Virtual Book Club is meeting on Zoom in December to discuss the novel “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Philipp Sendker. We are alternating between discussing nonfiction and fiction books, last month we discussed a memoir and this month is a novel. We will be meeting on Monday, December 6th at 7:00 pm (Central Time).
The synopsis of the book from Amazon is: “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.”
Previously we only read books that dealt with hearing loss or deafness or had a deaf or HoH character. This book doesn’t have a deaf or HoH character. However, the group decided that we wanted to read any book that helps us see other perspectives. This particular novel deals with other disabilities such as blindness. Since we just finished reading a memoir about Deaf-Blindness (November’s selection of “Invisible: My Journey Through Vision and Hearing Loss” by Ruth Silver), reading this book with a blind character seemed like a natural move.
The meeting will be live captioned. It will end by 8:30 pm (central Time). (All meetings are free and open to HLAA members or non-members.)
To receive a link to the Zoom meeting email Laura Hagemann at email@example.com