Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Education - 296 pages
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Train Go Sorry is the ASL expression for "missing the boat". It is symbolic of the many ways in which the deaf and hearing worlds fail to communicate. The author takes the reader inside the deaf world through vivid portraits of the students and the hearing teachers at the Lexington School for the Deaf, who bridge the hearing and non-hearing worlds. She captures the development of deaf culture over the past 100 years from her grandfather, who was a student at the Lexington School.

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Compelling subject with superb writing! - Goodreads
Great insight to the deaf community. - Goodreads
Easy to read but touches on many deeper issues. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kristen Akers - Goodreads

I enjoyed the stories, but the writing style was distracting for me. I felt like something was desperately missing in terms of joining the big picture together. Overall a good book, but I was hoping for more depth. Read full review

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User Review  - Linnea - Goodreads

I think it is good that I've read this book and people should definitely read it, but it is not a fun read. It was hard for me to get through it. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Leah Hager Cohen, a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, established herself as a serious writer in 1994 with her nonfiction book, Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World. Chosen by the American Library Association as one of the best books of 1994, Inside a Deaf World details what it was like growing up as a hearing child around deaf children. Cohen's first fiction novel, Heat Lightning, is a coming-of-age story told from the point of view of two sisters, ages eleven and twelve, who have to deal with the death of their parents.

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