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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I really like Cohen's writing style, even though the narrative was totally disjointed. I don't know that she went "inside a deaf world" so much as provided vignettes of a particular deaf place. They ... Read full review

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I chose "Train Go Sorry" by Leah Hager Cohen, because I thought the perspective was interesting and made the book unique. "Train Go Sorry" is about the author's life in lexington school for the deaf ... Read full review

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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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