Earlier it was announced that our next HLAA-TC book club was going to be on July 7th. Now we have shifted the date to Monday July 12th at 7:00 p.m. (CST) on Zoom (with captions). We will be discussing “Not a Sound” by Heather Gudenkauf and she will be joining us for the discussion! Last book club we had the author join us for our Zoom discussion and we are lucky that is happening again for this next book club! HLAA-TC Book Club is a separate and additional meeting to the HLAA-TC monthly chapter meetings. The book club is open to anyone (HLAA members or not) who wants to join the discussion.
“Not a Sound” is a fictional thriller with a deaf protagonist (who has recently lost her hearing). To find out about “Not a Sound” and other books by Heather Gudenkauf, visit the author’s website: https://heathergudenkauf.com/ Questions are encouraged for the author, much like May’s discussion that included that month’s author.
We met for the first time in April 2021 to discuss the novel “Deaf Sentence” by David Lodge. Our second meeting was in May where we discussed the memoir “Life After Deaf” by Noel Holston. Noel Holston joined us for our discussion as well as members from other HLAA chapters.
We plan to meet monthly year round (even when HLAA-TC isn’t meeting during the summer months). Schedule and books are determined by the participants in the book club. Discussions are informal but not chaotic (participants take turns talking and asking questions so there is no overlapping talking [which is good for captions, etc.]). We have decided to rotate nonfiction and fiction (while we have a selection of both on our informal list of books to read). So, next month we will be choosing a nonfiction book.
If you are interested in the book club and you haven’t already notified Laura that you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Laura will send a meeting link to interested people a few days before the meeting. (All book club meetings are currently virtual.) Laura will also be available before the meeting to help get the application up and running for you if you need help (email her with questions).