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OPEN BOOK CLUB - Sioux City Public Library "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" & "Please Look After Mom"

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Two family tales from the Far East

What
  • Literary Event
  • Book Discussion
When Feb 04, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Morningside Branch Library, 4005 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 712-255-2933
Attendees Open to the public
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Enjoy lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts; drop-ins welcome. We meet the 1st Monday of the month, two locations and times just for you. This month we are reading

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Senkar 

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 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.

and Please Look After Mom by Kyun Sook Shin.

When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom?
 
Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.


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