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The highly acclaimed novel of a family living with deafness in the pre-electronic age. Janice and Abel are a deaf couple, and true to the time, their hearing daughter becomes their interpreter in the hearing world.
A fast-paced literary and psychological drama in which the trials and tribulations of a group of stuffed animals illuminate the moral and philosophical dilemmas we all share While finishing what was to be his greatest symphony, famed composer
A young boy, a deaf-mute, is found horribly murdered. The detective assigned to the case sees it as part of a larger and more baffling mystery...
This is an 87th precinct novel. Besides the taunting photos sent by the deaf man, a lot more is going on.
Nick Regan-Phillips: a millionaire, whom the world assumes has it all...but he's got a secret that he's kept from the world-he's a single dad. Nick's daughter, Rosie, is deaf.
Booker Prize FinalistThe time is the fourteenth century. The place is a small town in rural England, and the setting a snow-laden winter.
Every love leaves an echo. . .What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out... At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be.
Novel about John Moon, a deaf-blind poet, and his efforts to live in the world beyond a sheltered workshop
A time travel romance; she loves a man who doesn't dare love...
Millions adored Daphne Fields, for she shared their passion, their pain, their joy, and their sorrow. But America's most popular novelist remained a closed book to the world -- guarding her life with a fierce privacy no reporter could crack.
Connor Westphal is drawn into another mystery in Flat Skunk when the local historian dies, is resurrected, and dies again!
When his political opinions force him to flee his native Scotland, Dr. Rob J. Cole heads to the American West, where he settles and becomes a country doctor.
Last night's earthquake has the California Gold Country town of Flat Skunk buzzing; and over her morning mocha, deaf newswoman Connor Westphal is shaping it into a lead story for her local paper, the Eureka!
From the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Heartless comes an exquisite Georgian romance of a transcendent love, "without doubt, one of the most romantic novels ever written."*Lady Emily Marlowe is beautiful, independent, and unspoiled.
Border Patrol agent Eli Carmichael knew the deaf child he'd found outside a Mexican orphanage was harboring a dark secret--she was carrying a bloodstained knife and was clearly traumatized.
Over the past twenty-five years, T.C. Boyle has earned wide acclaim and an enthusiastic following with such adventurous, inimitable novels as The Tortilla Curtain, Drop City, and The Road to Wellville.
With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation.
David Kent unlocked the files of Department Thirty in his electrifying debut novel, "a thrill-a-minute ride" (Mystery Scene).
The Persistence of Vision With an Introduction by Algis Budrys These nine stories show the best work of the decade's most exciting new writer of science fiction.
Alice, a forty-something sign-language interpreter, learns about love from a 6-year-old foster child who comes to live with her.
In the spring of 666 A.D., Sister Fidelma is summoned to the small Irish village of Araglin. An advocate of the Brehon law courts as well as a religieuse, she is to investigate the murder of the local chieftain.
Arguably the greatest horror novel ever written by the greatest horror novelist, this is a true Modern Classic that was first published in 1978, and then re-published in 1990, complete and unabridged, with 150,000 words cut from the first edition
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten.
Esther Costello, born on a peasant farm in Ireland, became a deaf-blind-mute after an explosion. She was saved from her predicament by Mrs. Bannister, a wealthy American. Mrs. Bannister brought her to Boston shortly after the 2nd World War.
Destitute, painfully physically deformed and homeless, Howson is befriended by a deaf girl. While entertaining her with fantasies, his telepathic gifts are discovered. He becomes a valued, world renowned caregiver to other telepaths. Still longing for physical normality and friendship, he revisits his impoverished roots in search of fulfillment.
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