What happens when a woman falls in love with a man who is deaf? They find a way to communicate… through sign language.
In Janet Fiore Horger and Linda Fiore Sanders’ novel, Turn a Deaf Ear, a hearing woman and a deaf man capture each other’s love and language. Inspired by a true story, the book begins in the 1960s when Linda relocates from the East Coast to California with her Italian family. The novel highlights Linda’s relationship with her brother’s co-worker who doesn’t speak like anyone she has ever met. He ‘speaks’ with his hands. She is fascinated with the man’s language and learns as much American Sign Language as she can to get to know him better.
Win a Copy of The Book
I am giving away one free copy of Turn a Deaf Ear to a lucky U.S. reader. Here’s how the giveway works:
– Post a comment below with your name, state, and an answer to this sentence: “My favorite word in sign language is….”
– The contest ends at midnight (CST) Sunday, December 9, 2012.
– A winner will be drawn from the list of comments and will be announced on this blog Monday, December 10.
What are you waiting for? Let me know what your favorite sign is!