16. A Loss for Words ( Lou Ann Walker)

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16. A Loss for Words ( Lou Ann Walker)

Post  Ren on Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:40 am

: The Story of Deafness in a Family

Walker is one of three hearing daughters of Gale and Doris Jean Walker, both deafened as babies by illnesses. As the oldest child, the author served as her parents' "interpreter," dealing with outsiders. There is humor in her recollections but nothing lighthearted in accounts of crude or condescending reactions to her father and mother from indifferent people. Walker is candid in detailing her own frustrations and the burdens of life with the deaf.

Finished reading it on June 27, 2009

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