Previously we announced that HLAA-TC is forming a book club that will meet monthly online on Google Meet (a free app with captions) in addition to the regular monthly chapter Zoom meetings. We then later decided our first book would be the novel “Deaf Sentence” by David Lodge. Now we’re announcing the official date and time of the first book club meeting. It will be Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00 pm on Google Meet. (Find out how to use Google Meet.)
A synopsis of the book from Amazon: “The subject of enthusiastic and widespread reviews, David Lodge’s fourteenth work of fiction displays the humor and shrewd observations that have made him a much-loved icon. Deaf Sentence tells the story of Desmond Bates, a recently retired linguistics professor in his mid-sixties. Vexed by his encroaching deafness and at loose ends in his personal life, Desmond inadvertently gets involved with a seemingly personable young American female student who seeks his support in matters academic and not so academic, who finally threatens to destabilize his life completely with her unpredictable-and wayward-behavior. What emerges is a funny, moving account of one man’s effort to come to terms with aging and mortality-a classic meditation on modern middle age that fans of David Lodge will love.” The book “Deaf Sentence” is offered through several local libraries. Check your local library to find out if it’s available to check out. It is also offered to purchase on Amazon.
If you are interested in attending and haven’t expressed interest before, please email Laura Hagemann our Social Media Specialist at email@example.com
The length of the first meeting will be no more than an hour and a half (ending at 5:30) although length will be determined by the discussion.
Google Meet is a free application that offers free captions.You can find out more about Google Meet here. It is a free application and website that works on PCs, Macs, Apple devices, and Android devices.
Again, if 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. 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).