Quotes

Dragon Games

» His writing not only allows you to open your eyes in a different land, but also to feel, to touch, to think with consideration and compassion... this is a convincing and fascinating read. «

Liz Robinson

A Well Tempered Heart

» An absolutely transcendent novel that doesn't just dare to understand the human heart, it inhabits it. About love, unspeakable loss, and coming to know what really saves us in life, this is the kind of stunningly perfect novel that changes lives. I know it did mine. To say I loved it is pure understatement. «

Caroline Leavitt, New York best-selling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

Whispering Shadows

» A stunning mystery in which a twisted murder investigation pulls back the curtain on a country whose culture and history have been shaped as much by our American capitalism as its own communism. Whispering Shadows is a thoughtful, moving, and professionally revelatory read.   «

Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising

Whispering Shadows

» The incomparable Jan-Philipp Sendker immerses us in the complexities of a 'new China', entirely different and yet somehow ineluctably that moved me, even as it showed me an unfamiliar word. «

Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure

Whispering Shadows

» A darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching portrayal of the Cultural Revolution's devastating social legacy. «

Booklist (starred)

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

» No matter what I even attempt to say, I can’t possibly capture the absolute magic of this book. Like a spell, it haunts. Like love, it’s going to endure. «

Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

» A story at once both poignant and joyous, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats reaffirms how love can transform the harshest of realities into a mystical one. Sendker takes us from contemporary, upscale New York to impoverished Burma, weaving a complex tale that is part romance, part father-daughter story. Reading this book was like reading poetry, with full attention required for each sentence. A thoroughly immersive and enjoyable read. «

Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

» Set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a rare novel. Telling the story of a young blind man’s journey through a world of auditory intensity, Jan-Philipp Sendker renews one’s faith in the possibility of real, pure love. I finished the book in tears. «

Shawna Yang Ryan, author of Water Ghosts