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by Joanne Greenberg

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Author:
Joanne Greenberg
ISBN13:
978-0380009411
ISBN:
0380009412
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Publisher:
Avon Books (July 1, 1983)
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Joanne Greenberg (born September 24, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American author best known for the bestselling novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, written under the pen name of Hannah Green

Joanne Greenberg (born September 24, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American author best known for the bestselling novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, written under the pen name of Hannah Green. It was adapted into a 1977 movie and a 2004 play of the same name.

Joanne Greenberg, also known as Hannah Green, is a writer whose style lends itself to the mature reader yet simultaneously presents themes suitable for . .See if your friends have read any of Joanne Greenberg's books. Joanne Greenberg’s Followers (83).

Joanne Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York and was graduated from American University, Washington, . Her book, In This Sign, was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie called Love Is Never Silent. She also studied at the University of London and the University of Colorado. This has been followed by 15 novels and four collections of short stories.

Spanning four generations, In This Sign is the story of one family’s struggle to carve a place for itself out of the tides of wealth, war, and human strivings in America. Connect with the author. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER. Praise for In This Sign.

This book has a strange impact on the soul. It's a story thatmight be described as about deafness, since it's the story of deaf couple, their hearing daughter, and their struggles through life. just now. In This Sign Joanne Greenberg. parkin · 3 years ago.

Joanne Greenberg has taken the world of the deaf and made it an extension of everyone's experience-and made it a metaphor .

Joanne Greenberg has taken the world of the deaf and made it an extension of everyone's experience-and made it a metaphor for childish innocence, for grown-up alienation and loneliness. and for the inability of all of us to truly listen and speak. Joanne Greenberg is the author of numerous and popular novels, including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

by. Greenberg, Joanne. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

The highly acclaimed novel of a family whose love and courage enable them to survive in the silent world of the deaf. This book has a strange impact on the soul. It's a story thatmight be described as about deafness, since it's the story of deafcouple, their hearing daughter, and their struggles through life. that's like my family-thats like MY parents-that's like m.

In This Sign, Paperback by Greenberg, Joanne, ISBN 0805007229, ISBN-13 9780805007220, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Two deaf individuals leave an insensitive home for the handicapped to find a life for themselves. Read full description. See details and exclusions. In This Sign by Joanne Greenberg (Paperback, 1984). Brand new: lowest price.

The highly acclaimed novel of a family whose love and courage enable them to survive in the silent world of the deaf.
  • Since my son has lost more hearing and I have had a cochlear implant, I thought I would read more on the deaf culture. This book had plenty to say about the deaf world and what it is like to be deaf, but it is also one of the most depressing books I have ever yet to read. I am not exactly sure what the author intended to achieve with this book because instead of feeling admiration for the characters, I find myself angry and depressed. This should not be labeled as a fiction book.

    Other than that, I will have to say, being deaf in the early part of the century also means lack of communication and poor education. This couple fought to survive through the Great Depression and WWII, struggled to raise a family (ironically, both children could hear) and still keep food in their bellies and clothes on their backs with a roof over their heads. They not only had one strike against them, being deaf, they had another strike against them when they were forced to repay $6,000 back to the car dealer who sold them a car. It took them over twenty years to pay it off and they struggled throughout that entire time.

    This is an angry and bitter book and I wonder if the author has any personal experience with the deaf culture since she has written so convincingly of their thoughts and ideas. I may be deaf, but I have never signed and I also have never experienced the desolation of these characters. I do relate however, to the daughter's shame of her parents' deafness and their "loud" expressions of their hands when they signed. It has given me an insight of what life was like before I was born, what my life would have been like if I was born just thirty/forty years sooner. And it is not pleasant.

    If you're interested in learning more about the deaf culture, this book would do it. But not in the way you might expect since it is a story about a family who fought against the odds to remain alive. It is also a great historical piece of information if you like that sort of thing. If you're looking for a good story, this one might not exactly fit the bill as it is depressing and bitter.

    5/27/08

  • My father was deaf. He helped with the back ground and wrighting of this book. It makes me very proud. Also Joanna Greenberg and her family were wonderful to use. I will never forget it.

  • A well written book – tracing the lives of the deaf couple from the early 20th century to the mid century. The author has done her homework well. The things the deaf couple go through are similar to what deaf culture in general went through in those decades. I could give numerous examples – but just read the book yourself!

  • I bought this book because years ago I saw the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Love Is Never Silent," which was based on this book. I wanted a more "in-depth" look into the story.

    I think this is the first time I liked a movie better than the book. While the book was good, it didn't give me as much of a background into the story as I'd hoped.

    There were a few points of the story I wish would have been expanded upon, but I felt like I was left hanging a little bit.

  • This is the story of an impoverished Deaf couple living in a city during the depression and World War II. The story chronicles their lives for over forty years, and shows how their disability effected their family life and careers.

    Would I recommend this book? Only to those that really like this particular kind of story - because while the story is compelling, the writing leaves something to be desired. A significantly edited and abridged version could be interesting, and it wouldn’t make a bad movie either. But as a book, I simply couldn’t recommend it to most others since it just isn’t very pleasant to read. I'm giving it two stars, not because of content, but because of how arduous it is as a reading experience.

  • I Love this Book. This is the book that Love is Never Silent was based and it is a must read,

  • absolutely loved it! I wasn't even 20 pages into it and I couldn't put it down. It depicted the treatment of the deaf and their concerns as they lived in those times. It was a perfect read for my ASL class in college.

  • It was way to depressing...