The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - Jan-Philipp Sendker I'm trying to find the right word to describe this book and the only thing I can come up with is 'unique', almost like a fairy tale with a little real world thrown in. I enjoyed the story, but.... It was sad, heartbreaking in parts, and I think those parts are why I only gave it 4 stars. This is a very talented author who has crafted a story like none other I have read. It is certainly worth your time and is one I won't forget about soon!