True Biz

by Sara Novic | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0593241509 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcookiescaucasuswing of Columbus, Ohio USA on 6/7/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcookiescaucasuswing from Columbus, Ohio USA on Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Purchased from PangoBooks and shipped to Georgia for the Women, Wine, and Wit book club. This was a fantastic read and I'm really excited for our discussion. Very glad dacejav recommended it to the group!

From Goodreads:
"A transporting novel that follows a year of seismic romantic, political, and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf, from the acclaimed author of Girl at War.

True biz (adj/exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk

True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history final, and have doctors, politicians, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they'll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another--and changed forever.

This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, cochlear implants and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection."

Journal Entry 2 by wingcookiescaucasuswing at Es Momenti in Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia on Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (6/28/2022 UTC) at Es Momenti in Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia

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Bringing to our Wine, Women, and Wit Book Club discussion of the book, and will pass it along there if anyone wants to share it. If not, will leave somewhere, or keep to give away.

Journal Entry 3 by lailaleaf at Tbilisi, Tbilisi Georgia on Friday, July 1, 2022
Read this book for our Wine, Women & Wit book club. It was a fast read, but one that completely enveloped me in a new world, and brought new insights regarding deaf culture (especially the development of BASL).

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