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
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!
Meetings will still be held at the Deaf & Hear Alberta offices, Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm.
Upcoming dates are as follows:
September 10, 2018. Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding.
It is the early 1950s. A nameless man is found on the steps of the hospital in Iasi, Romania. He is deaf and mute, but a young nurse named Safta recognizes him from the past and brings him paper and pencils so that he might draw. Gradually, memories appear on the page: the man is Augustin, the cook’s son at the manor house at Poiana, where Safta was the privileged daughter. Born six months apart, they had a connection that bypassed words, but while Augustin’s world stayed the same size, Safta’s expanded to embrace languages, society, and a fleeting love one long, hot summer. But then came war, and in its wake, a brutal Stalinist regime, and nothing would remain the same.
Georgina Harding’s kaleidoscopic new novel will appeal to readers of Anne Michaels, Michael Ondaatje, and Sandor Marai. It is as intense and submerging as rain, as steeped in the horrors of our recent history as it is in the intimate passions of the human heart.
November 5, 2018. The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
January 7, 2019. Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson
March 4, 2019. What is Visible by Kimberly Elkins
May 6, 2019. Eloquent Silence by Sandra Brown
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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|