A Well-Tempered Heart
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A Well-Tempered Heart

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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 whose life is shattered when her two sons are called up from their rural village to fight in Burma's civil war.



Both women embark on their own journeys of self-discovery, experiencing heartbreak, horror, love and, ultimately, redemption. This mesmerising novel explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain of all: the human heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 25mm | 274g
  • Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 184697285X
  • 9781846972850
  • 38,341

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'This is the kind of stunningly perfect novel that changes lives' - Claire Leavitt, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author 'A portrayal of how love and compassion can heal even the most terrible wounds [...] A book to lift your spirits' - Sue Broom '[A] beautiful book, with a powerful sense of place, which leaves the reader wondering on the universal consequences of love, loss, suffering and forgiveness' - Catherine Larner 'A beautifully written book about a beautiful country and culture. If you love a sensitive thoughtful book then this is the one for you' - Sarah Musk
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About Jan-Philipp Sendker

Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. He has travelled extensively in China and Burma and has an in-depth knowledge of the people and culture. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Great Wall, a non-fiction book about China. Global bestseller The Art of Hearing Heartbeats was his first novel.
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Rating details

6,140 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 37% (2,287)
4 42% (2,589)
3 17% (1,041)
2 3% (177)
1 1% (46)
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