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If a Tree Falls : A Family's Quest to Hear and Be Heard
by Jennifer Rosner




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A revealing memoir of a family and a "wrenching journey into deafness from the standpoint of a mother, a wife, a daughter, a philosopher, and a Jew" (Ilan Stavans, author of On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language).

When her daughters were born deaf, Jennifer Rosner was stunned. Then she discovered a hidden history of deafness in her family, going back generations to the Jewish enclaves of Eastern Europe. Traveling back in time in her mind, she imagined her silent relatives, who showed surprising creativity in dealing with a world that preferred to ignore them.

Here, in a "gentle meditation on sound and silence, love and family" Rosner shares her journey into the modern world of deafness, and the controversial decisions she and her husband made about hearing aids, cochlear implants and sign language (Publishers Weekly).

Punctuated by memories of being unheard, Rosner's imaginative odyssey of dealing with her daughters' deafness is at its heart a story of whether she--a mother with perfect hearing--can ever truly hear her children.

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Overview

A revealing memoir of a family and a "wrenching journey into deafness from the standpoint of a mother, a wife, a daughter, a philosopher, and a Jew" (Ilan Stavans, author of On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language).

When her daughters were born deaf, Jennifer Rosner was stunned. Then she discovered a hidden history of deafness in her family, going back generations to the Jewish enclaves of Eastern Europe. Traveling back in time in her mind, she imagined her silent relatives, who showed surprising creativity in dealing with a world that preferred to ignore them.

Here, in a "gentle meditation on sound and silence, love and family" Rosner shares her journey into the modern world of deafness, and the controversial decisions she and her husband made about hearing aids, cochlear implants and sign language (Publishers Weekly).

Punctuated by memories of being unheard, Rosner's imaginative odyssey of dealing with her daughters' deafness is at its heart a story of whether she--a mother with perfect hearing--can ever truly hear her children.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781558616622
  • ISBN-10: 1558616624
  • Publisher: Feminist Press
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 247
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: Reuben/Rifkin Jewish Women Writers (Paperback)

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