Jan-Philipp Sendker will discuss his new novel Whispering Shadows

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jan-Philipp Sendker will discuss his New Novel Whispering Shadows.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jan-Philipp Sendker was born in Hamburg in 1960 and was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999.  In 2000 he published Cracks in the Wall, a Nonfiction Book about China.  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first Novel, was an International Bestseller.  He lives in Berlin, Germany with his family.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The first in a suspenseful new trilogy by the Internationally Bestselling Author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, this gripping story follows a retired expat journalist in contemporary China who tries to crack a murder case as he battles his own personal demons.  American expat Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband.  But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul's marriage unravels in the fallout.  Now Paul is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong.  When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil.  Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth's son is found dead in Shenzhen, and Paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, sets out to investigate the murder on his own.  As Paul, Elizabeth, and a detective friend descend deeper into the Shenzhen underworld, against the wishes of a woman with whom Paul has had a flirtation, they discover dark secrets hidden beneath China's booming new wealth.  In a country where rich businessmen with expensive degrees can corrupt the judicial system, the potential for evil abounds.  Part love story, part crime thriller, Whispering Shadows is the captivating tale of one man's desperate search for redemption within the vice of a world superpower, a place where secrets from the past threaten to upend the country's unchecked drive towards modernization.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Jan-Philipp Sendker will discuss his New Book Whispering Shadows and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $25.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of  Whispering Shadows, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice for the same price.

Online ordering is now closed. Purchase Admission Packages at our Sales & Service Table beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for Whispering Shadows is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  All Orders will be processed immediately.  Books and Tickets will be available for In-Store Pick-Up beginning Tuesday, April 14, 2015.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of Whispering Shadows by Jan-Philipp Sendker.

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