La Grua Center Arts & Culture Series presents an evening with author Jan-Philipp Sendker on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. Sendker will read from his novel "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats."
Sendker's book explores the relationship between a successful New York lawyer and his wife and daughter. When the lawyer 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 travels to the village where the woman lived.
The La Grua Center is at 32 Water Street, #7 Stonington Commons.