February Book Club Summary and March Book Selection
On Tuesday, February 28th the HLAA-TC Book Club met on Zoom to discuss the novel “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden” by Joanne Greenberg and we were honored to welcome author Joanne Greenberg. Ms. Greenberg joined us from her Colorado home and spoke to us about her long career as an author. “Rose Garden” was published in 1964 and she told us she’s written 23 books, 21 of which have been published. While “Rose Garden” was semi-autobiographical and based on a fictionalization of Greenberg’s own experience in a mental hospital, she also spoke to us about a fictional novel she wrote with deaf characters “In This Sign” (1984).
The Book Club discussion with Ms. Greenberg was a lovely question and answer session that covered many topics. Ms. Greenberg also mentioned that she had written a book with DeafBlind characters: “Of Such Small Differences” (1989).
The next book club will be on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 pm (Central Time) and we will be discussing the memoir “Chasing Space: an astronaut’s story of grit, grace and second chances” by Leland Melvin.