What is a Hearing Friendly Book Club?
• Hearing friendly environment – e.g., minimal background noise
• Small group discussion with others who understand how to best communicate with those of us who have hearing loss
• Assistive technology available
Meetings held the first Monday, every other month, starting Nov 2017.
Meet others who share your passion for reading, and understand living with hearing loss. You’ll have fun and might even learn some new strategies!
December 4 – Games Night
January 8 – Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters–her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again. As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice?
February 5 – Games Night
March 5 – No Excuses: Growing up Deaf and Achieving My Super Bowl Dreams by Derrick Coleman
The inspirational memoir from the popular current Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman Jr., who, in just his second year in the NFL, won the 2014 Super Bowl with the Seahawks. Showcasing his unlikely and challenging journey to become the first deaf offensive NFL player, he talks about overcoming internal obstacles and external obstacles (bullies and naysayers) in the course of reaching your true potential.
April 9 – Games Night
May 7 – It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist
A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Gambling everything—including the family farm—Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the fair’s Machinery Hall makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading.
June 4 – Games Night
Meetings will still be held at the Deaf & Hear Alberta offices, Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm. Currently, it is planned to take a break over the summer months, as we have done over the past two years.
Many thanks to Landa for the interesting book suggestions! If there are any books you would like to see on the reading list, please let me know.
Contact (403) 284-6212 for more information.
Here are some of the past books we have enjoyed!
|Shouting Won’t Help||Katherine Bouton|
|El Deafo||Cece Bell|
|The Way I Hear It||Gael Hannan|
|Songs Without Words||Gerald Shea|
|Discord: The Story of Noise||Mike Goldsmith|
|In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise||George Prochnik|
|I Can Hear You Whisper||Lydia Denworth|
|Deaf Sentence||David Lodge|