Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction novel by multi award-winning author Teri Kanefield and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Turn On the Light So I Can Hear has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!
“Amazing story – laughter, tears, falling in love – it has it all.” Sherry – Amazon Reviewer
Turn On the Light So I Can Hear
by Teri Kanefield
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $4
Multi Award-Winning Author
A young artist badly in need of money bluffs her way through an interview into a job she is not prepared for.
To succeed, she must make room in her life for two people: Curtis, a deaf architect who has sworn he will never date a hearing woman, and thirteen-year-old Alex, profoundly deaf, rebellious, bold, and frightened.
With sign language–nimble and evocative–at its center, Turn On the Light So I Can Hear is about reaching across distances, the transformative powers of art, and finding a place to belong.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
Teri Kanefield has done a beautiful job of including art and family along with the struggles of youngsters and their teachers, families and interpreters as they try to make the world their own. The sculptures and paintings come alive in all their colors as the story develops…….
I loved this book. I didn’t stop reading from page one to the end. Normally I don’t like jumping from the past to the present and back and forth over and over. But in this book it worked perfectly. I don’t think the book would have worked any other way.
This book was amazing. I couldn’t believe how vividly I could imagine the ASL symbols. The raw emotion in all of the characters was refreshing and honest and hit home the ever-lasting question of where one fits in. Loved it.
A very enjoyable read, I found the insights into the deaf culture to be particularly interesting. Thirteen year old Alex was a very sympathetic character and I especially loved the romance between Curtis and Bretna. Would recommend, can’t wait for her next book.
The writing, particularly the backstory about the troubled family, was good and easy to follow. The characters were quirky and very real. I highly recommend this novel.
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About The Author
Teri’s books have received the following honors and distinctions:
The Girl From The Tar Paper School:
–Jane Addams Children’s Book Award for Older Readers, 2015
–Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award, 2015
–California Reading Association Eureka Silver Honor Book Award
–Named a Distinguished Book by The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California
–Included on the 2015 list of Notable Social Studies Trade Books for young readers compiled by the National Council for Social Studies
–Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (National Association of Teachers of English), Recommended Book
–Included in the New York Public Library’s list of 100 children’s books to read in 2014.
–A Junior Library Guild selection
–Sidney Taylor Book Awards, Notable book of 2001
–Lilith Magazine’s 5th Annual Selection of Books for Young Readers
–Included in Great Books for Girls, by Kathleen Odean
–Included in Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens, by Linda R. Silver
Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice
–Junior Library Guild selection
Teri writes novels, short stories, essays, stories for children, and nonfiction for both children and adults.
Her stories and essays have appeared in publications as diverse as Education Week, Scope Magazine, The Iowa Review, The American Literary Review, and Cricket Magazine.
Teri lives in California by the beach.
Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Teri Kanefield and ENT appreciate it.