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Leah Hager Cohen

Teoksen Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World tekijä

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Leah Hager Cohen, a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, established herself as a serious writer in 1994 with her nonfiction book, Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World. Chosen by the American Library Association as one of the best books of 1994, Inside a Deaf World details what it was like näytä lisää growing up as a hearing child around deaf children. Cohen's first fiction novel, Heat Lightning, is a coming-of-age story told from the point of view of two sisters, ages eleven and twelve, who have to deal with the death of their parents. (Bowker Author Biography) Leah Hager Cohen earned a BA in writing at Hampshire College & an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to her non-fiction, she is the author of "Heat Lightning". She lives near Boston. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Belmont, Massachusetts, USA (2007 ∙ 1994 ∙ childhoood)
New York University
Hampshire College
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Barney Karpfinger (The Karpfinger Agency, New York, NY)
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Married at age 27, had three children, divorced when the youngest was 1 years old. Lives with boyfriend and her three kids in Belmont, MA.

Her website: www.leahhagercohen.com

Her blogsite: http://loveasafoundobject.blogspot.co...



Maybe stories don’t make things happen, but maybe through stories we find we are not alone.
from To & Fro by Leah Hager Cohen

Ani follows a man off “to and fro,” a journey in which she encounters different groups and new insights. Her first journey took place after she and her mother were exiled from their home in the middle of winter, during which Ani’s mother died.

Ani has a brown book, although she cannot read. A kitten she calls Company that she struggles to keep alive. A scroll in a bottle on a necklace.

Life is walking and arriving and leave-taking, each a place of learning and growth, each a place of gift receiving.

Turn the book around, and there is another story.

The psychologist diagnosed Oppositional defiant disorder. The psychotherapist mentioned executive function disorder. The neuropsychologist proclaimed Annamae had a “stellar brain.”

Annamae thought differently, deeply, and it made her lonely. She knew people could never understand each other, that words failed, language was a net through which words spilled “like pennies through the holes.” She would not do her creative writing assignment and was posed to fail the class. No one saw what she saw, the deadly seriousness of one’s complete control over the characters one created. She saw that letters had colors and personalities, and she recognized the stories that Rav Harriet told about alef-bet and the creation of the world.

She had a brown notebook called Company in which she wrote and drew, but lost it. She had a message in a bottle necklace, but it disappeared.

Fantasy or reality, each story is mesmerizing, taking one into an unforgettable and unique character’s deepest thoughts as she journeys through life. When you are finished reading both, you will want to turn the book again and keep reading, realizing how much more there is to discover.

Thanks to the publisher for a free book.
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nancyadair | Feb 14, 2024 |
An interesting, short meditation on the positives and power of saying, "I don't know". But in the end, I felt it was stretched out a bit too much to allow it to be called/sold as a book.
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Treebeard_404 | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
Wow. This book snuck up on me. It seemed like an ordinary love story but became so much more. I had to re-read the ending the morning after I'd finished it just to be sure Esker did what she did.

Ann James is a teenager who has broken both her heels in a disturbing way. She is being tutored at home by her favourite teacher, Esker. Ann's parents are long separated, but still married. Her father, Wally and Esker fall in love. The private school were Esker works threatens to fire her for an inapproiate relationship with a married parent, and Esker must make a decision. Sounds like a beach read...chick lit, right? But it isn't. It's deeper.

The reviewer who posted before me wrote that she thought "Esker, might grow and chose to be a different person. She might step outside her comfort zone and chose to be happy and live life. But does she?" I say that's exactly what she did. She left her ghosts behind, and the safe job and home she'd known ever since graduation. She is becoming a new person, but not without a cost to herself and others.
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LynnB | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 21, 2023 |
This is a well written and thought-provoking book, but as I have said before, endings must be the hardest part to write. I felt that the event at the end of the book did not fit with the rest of it. I don't think the character would have done what was presented, but that's just me (can't say more without a spoiler). Otherwise, it is a good one.
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glade1 | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 9, 2023 |



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