The HLAA-TC Book Club meets every 1-2 months throughout the year. We alternate between reading fiction and nonfiction books each month and our selections often deal with hearing loss, deafness or disability. We are meeting virtually on Zoom and have had several authors and special guests join us to discuss the books. We meet weekday evenings. For more information about the book club, please email Laura Hagemann (HLAA-TC Social Media Specialist) at

Now Reading: May 2022: Book (novel):“Deafening” by Frances Itani Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Central Time)

Future Books:

June 2022: A Nonfiction selection

July 2022: A Fiction selection

August 2022: A Nonfiction selection

September 2022: A Fiction selection

October 2022: A Nonfiction selection

November 2022: A Fiction selection

December 2022: A Nonfiction selection

Past Read Books:
April 2021: Book (novel): “Deaf Sentence” by David Lodge

May 2021: Book (memoir): “Life After Deaf” by Noel Holston (with special guest Noel Holston)

July 2021: Book (novel): “Not a Sound” by Heather Gudenkauf (with special guest Heather Gudenkauf)

August 2021: Book (memoir): “Shouting Won’t Help” by Katherine Bouton (with special guest Katherine Bouton)

October 2021: Book (novel): “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers

November 2021: Book (memoir) “Invisible” by Ruth Silver (with special guests Joan Schneider and Dani Kaslow from Center for DeafBlind Persons (the organization Ruth Silver founded)

December 2021: Book (novel): “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Philipp Sendcker

January 2022: Book club on break- no book selection

February 2022: Book (Memoir): Signs of Survival: A Memoir of the Holocaust.” by Renee Hartman with Joshua M. Greene (Children’s Nonfiction/Memoir)

March 2022: Book (novel) “The Listening Eye” by Patricia Wentworth (mystery), [Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Central Time]

April 2022: Book (memoir): “Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir” by Kambri Crews (Nonfiction/Memoir) (With special guest Kambri Crews). Meeting on Tuesday, April 26th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Central Time), read the blog post about this book here.