The HLAA-TC book club met on Wednesday, September 29th on Zoom to discuss the novel “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. The novel was published in 1940 and featured a varied cast of characters, including a main character who was deaf and mute. There were a lot of themes and topics that made for an interesting and lively discussion amongst our attendees.
We haven’t decided on our October/November book yet. We are alternating each month between fiction and nonfiction books. So October/November will be a nonfiction book. It will be announced on this blog and our social media what the next book is and when we’re meeting next.
In August we discussed “Shouting Won’t Help—Why I and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You” by Katherine Bouton. And we were joined in our discussion by Katherine Bouton. In May and July we also had authors attend. In May we had Noel Holston join us to discuss his memoir “Life After Deaf.” And in July we had author Heather Gudenkauf to discuss her thriller novel (with a deaf protagonist) “Not a Sound.”
HLAA-TC Book Club plans to continue to meet throughout the year with the schedule and book selections chosen by attendees.
If you are interested in attending a book club, all meetings are open to everyone (whether you’re an HLAA member or not). If interested, send an email to Laura Hagemann at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a Zoom meeting link.