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Whispering shadows : a novelBy Sendker, Jan-Philipp author.

The first book in a planned trilogy, Whispering Shadows takes place in Hong Kong where American Paul Leibovitz lives in seclusion after the death of his son and collapse of his marriage. A chance meeting with a couple looking for their missing son stirs him to gradually re-enter society in order to help them. Paul is drawn into a web of international intrigue involving a mining operation on the mainland, in which some corrupt cops have a financial interest. Out of his league, Paul enlists the help of his straight-laced Hong Kong detective friend, Zhang, to put together the story of what has really happened to the missing son, a quest which proves very dangerous to both of them. Paul is also drawn closer into a relationship with single mother Christine, as he deals with the demons of his past.
Sendker's other books include The Art of Hearing Hearbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, both of which took place in Burma and were international best sellers. Senker is a German citizen who was a journalist in Asia for many years and is intimately knowledgeable about its culture.

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Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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