Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | February 27, 2015

    Kazuo Ishiguro: IMG Kazuo Ishiguro's Playlist for The Buried Giant



    The eight songs on this playlist didn't "inspire" The Buried Giant, nor did I play them out loud while writing. And with the notable exception of... Continue »
    1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Buried Giant

      Kazuo Ishiguro 9780307271037

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

In This Sign

by

In This Sign Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The highly acclaimed novel of a family whose love and courage enable them to survive in the silent world of the deaf.

Joanne Greenberg is the author of numerous books, including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and Rites of Passage, a collection of stories.
Abel and Janice Ryder begin their married life together with all the hopes and dreams of a young couple deeply in love. But before long they realize that their deafness stands as an immense barrier between them and a society that seems to work only for those who can hear. Inexperienced, ignorant, and bewildered, they leave the harsh environment of a school for the handicapped and enter the insensitive world of the hearing. Through years of debt and misunderstanding, hard and degrading work, the raising of a hearing daughter, common tragedies and joys, they learn that the remarkable tool of sign language enables them to survive and, indeed, to forge a love too powerful to be broken by the painful, extraordinary world into which they were born. In a story that spans four generations, we are witness to one family's struggle to carve a place for itself out of the tides of wealth, war, and human strivings that have swept America in this century.
"Joanne Greenberg has taken the world of the deaf and made it an extension of everyones experience—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."—The New York Times

"A haunting book . . . unforgettably vivid."—Library Journal

Synopsis:

The highly acclaimed novel of a family whose love and courage enable them to survive in the silent world of the deaf.

About the Author

Joanne Greenberg is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed and popular novels, including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805007220
Author:
Greenberg, Joanne
Publisher:
Owl Books (NY)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FIC045000
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Owl book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19840931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.31 x 5.5 x 0.71 in

Other books you might like

  1. My Bridges of Hope New Mass Market $6.99
  2. Rules of the Road Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. El Bronx Remembered Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. A Girl Named Disaster
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Dancing on the Edge
    Used Trade Paper $1.95
  6. The Samurai's Garden
    Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
Languages » Deaf Studies » Deaf Culture
Young Adult » General

In This Sign New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Owl Books (NY) - English 9780805007220 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The highly acclaimed novel of a family whose love and courage enable them to survive in the silent world of the deaf.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.