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Ten years ago, the sons of two wealthy families were taken for ransom—then all communication went silent. Since then, no trace of the boys has been found. Now Myron and his friend, Win, think they have located one of the boys. The answers to this puzzle will become Myron's most explosive case yet. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park.

This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head-on.

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Find out more. Deal Breaker Harlan Coben Even if you weren't looking to read the Harlan Coben books in order, this one is the best place to start! Darkest Fear Harlan Coben Blindsided by news from his ex-girlfriend that he has a son, Myron is devastated to learn the boy needs a bone marrow transplant - and the only viable donor has vanished.

Promise Me Harlan Coben A promise to help keep his friends' children safe from drinking and driving turns into the hunt for a missing girl. Some signed with abandon, even boisterously, while others signed demurely. Some signed loudly, some softly. Some signed with comic exaggerations, while the signing of others was more controlled, more thoughtful.

A couple who had moved to the Bronx from a small town in Georgia signed with an accent I didn't recognize. My father told me they signed with a drawl, and it was true that their signs did seem to flow from their hands like syrup, thick and slow. I found these descriptions of sign language fascinating and really loved the idea that an accent exerts itself even in hand gestures. Hands of my Father is a wonderful memoir in which Uhlberg's pays tribute to his parents, their struggles and their successes.

I came away from the book awed by the Uhlbergs' strength of spirit and wishing that I could have had the chance to meet them myself but glad that I at least got to know them a little through the book. Oct 01, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction-read , memoir. A touching examination of life in Brooklyn as young boy takes on the responsibility of being the point man for his deaf parents.

We have come a long way in education and services for the deaf. Great love, great responsibility, and a lovely story. Nov 07, Michael McCormick rated it it was amazing. The most important part of the title of Mr.

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Uhlberg's book, for me, is "The language of love. What should be remarkable is not necessarily the full expression of the human experience he achieved signing with his parents and being part of the deaf community in New York through his parents, but rather how remarkable it is for fully hearing families, indeed families with all five senses intact, who never come even close to having any love whatsoever The most important part of the title of Mr. What should be remarkable is not necessarily the full expression of the human experience he achieved signing with his parents and being part of the deaf community in New York through his parents, but rather how remarkable it is for fully hearing families, indeed families with all five senses intact, who never come even close to having any love whatsoever in their households despite having their full faculties.

There are butterflies and there are moths, and despite having identical DNA, one is a beautiful, pollinating creature of the day, and the other is a leaf destroying creature of the night. Uhlberg and his loving family, despite the extra responsibility he had to shoulder as translator for his father, propelled me through his book in one sitting because Mr.

Uhlberg brings out that love from the start to the book's very last page. Jun 06, Sally Gonzalez rated it liked it. Myron Uhlberg lovingly shares his experiences growing up in a hearing world with deaf parents. I have never been able to describe that same experience in such a lovely way as Mr. Uhlberg has done here. Thank you for sharing this book with the world. I truly enjoyed it. Shelves: borrowed , read-in , exwishlist. Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg is another one that has been on my list since it was first released. Deafness and sign language has been an interest of mine since high school.

I had a friend who was learning ASL for her volunteer work. Myron Uhlberg was born during the Depression as a hearing child to deaf parents. Though both parents were fluent in American sign or the precursor of it as Uhlberg explains , their fa Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg is another one that has been on my list since it was first released. Though both parents were fluent in American sign or the precursor of it as Uhlberg explains , their families were not and their Brooklyn neighborhood wasn't exactly understanding or welcoming of deafness.

As soon as Uhlberg could walk and talk he became his parents' translator, and later keeper of his epileptic brother. The memoir is a good mixture of his memories of growing up in Brooklyn, his thoughts on how his parents taught him to talk they kept a radio running by his crib and how he in turn taught his brother to talk.

Mixed together with all those memories are his observations of how Sign works as a language. As a bilingual speaker he's able to poetically describe the nuances of the language, something most of the text books on the subject I've read don't do nor attempt to do. Jan 12, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: giveaways. I loved this book, and I'm not just saying that because I won it in a giveaway. It was fascinating to read about the secret world of the deaf. How the Uhlbergs raised their hearing sons, how they taught them to live in the hearing world, what their life was like, it was fascinating.

It made me so mad to read how his parents were treated like they were somehow less than human, or at the least, unintelligent because of their handicap. How horrible to have your own family not be able to, or not eve I loved this book, and I'm not just saying that because I won it in a giveaway. How horrible to have your own family not be able to, or not even try to communicate with you. I loved reading a biography where there is so much love. No complaints about a lousy childhood and uncaring parents.

Myron's parents absolutely worshiped each other, and in turn adored their boys, and the sentiment was returned fully. Very heartwarming.


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The book was not just about the deaf world either. It was also a loving tribute to Brooklyn of the 30's and 40's.


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A kinder, gentler time. The sections where Myron outwits the neighborhood bully and tries to become a proper Boy Scout and priceless and hilarious. Highly recommended! Sep 13, Leigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. This book was really touching.

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It was interesting to hear the tales of everyday events from the perspective of the author's deaf father and mother but also from Myron's perspective as an interpreter and connecter between the deaf and hearing worlds. The scene of Brooklyn and the Bronx during this time period was clear but it was shone in a new light when you consider Myron and his family navigating the city as non-hearing people in a society where people were not at all understanding or helpfu This book was really touching.

The scene of Brooklyn and the Bronx during this time period was clear but it was shone in a new light when you consider Myron and his family navigating the city as non-hearing people in a society where people were not at all understanding or helpful to the deaf but rather considered them inferior and disabled. The stories were descriptive and actually brought me to tears on a number of occasions.

There comes a point in your life when you start to see your parents for the flawed human beings that they are. Being the first child of two deaf parents forced Myron into a unique type of childhood where he was forced to be useful and responsible from a very early age. I admire the author and think he has told his story beautifully. Dec 06, Patrick Carson rated it it was amazing. An outstanding depiction of a young boy's affectionate relationship with his father who is deaf. The story of the brilliant author, Myron Uhlberg, who I will always know as "Moo.

Uhlberg when I was a student in middle school.

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Myron read some of the work I had done for english class, and told me I had true potential to be an author. Myron gave me the inspiration to write, to take my writing seriously. Now, being a senior in high school, I am pursuing a major in An outstanding depiction of a young boy's affectionate relationship with his father who is deaf. Now, being a senior in high school, I am pursuing a major in English and Education, where I hope to become an English teacher and an author.

Myron's kindness, sense of humor and just everything convinced me of what I wanted to be in life. Myron is one of my role models, a wondeful man who does everything from make newspaper hats to make people laugh and cry just from words on paper. He's a brilliant author and an even better friend. Not a day goes by where I don't think of him, and wonder what sort of brilliance he is writing next.

Bravo, Mr. Aug 26, Grace rated it really liked it Recommends it for: anyone interested in the history and culture of deaf people. Shelves: history , for-fun , biography , memoir. Summary Hands of My Father was an interesting memoir about Uhlberg's youth. He was a boy growing up after the depression, during times of war, and most uniquely, was born to two deaf parents.

This is his story about how he felt, what it was like, and the things he experienced growing up. Notes I particularly liked Uhlberg's frank writing. He doesn't sugar coat anything, and tells it like it is. It isn't often I get a history perspective that is so While this doesn't give much perspectiv Summary Hands of My Father was an interesting memoir about Uhlberg's youth.

While this doesn't give much perspective as to what the rest of the world was like during this time, it does give a lot of insight as to the culture and history of deaf people. This is something that not many people know about. Because of this, it is a unique and quite valuable book. Nov 24, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: , library-biography. This was a truly beautiful memoir. This is the type of account that touches your heart and can never leave it. Uhlberg gives an honest snapshot of his life growing up with deaf parents. He reflects mostly on his relationship with his father, who instilled a lot of responsibility on him from a young age.

I loved the protrayal that Uhlberg gives - because although his childhood was very stressful, due to having to be his father's translator, he is able to provide a heartfelt and meaningful account This was a truly beautiful memoir. I loved the protrayal that Uhlberg gives - because although his childhood was very stressful, due to having to be his father's translator, he is able to provide a heartfelt and meaningful account of his life.

Jan 16, SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction. Myron Uhlberg was born with hearing and his parents are both deaf. He shares what it was like growing up and being his parents ears and their interpreter. Myron is very open and honest telling funny, scary and sad stories. This book is a very quick read and is the writing will just pull you in.

I came away learning so much about what it like to be a child of parents who are deaf in a hearing world. I highly recommend this book. Feb 23, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: challenge-books , challenge. Really enjoyed this book it really suprised me I am not always the biggest fan of biographies but the way this story was written really kept my intrest and I think it gave a great picture of how things where during the early 's.

Really found it intresting how ASL did not become a language unitil 's and some many people where already using it at the turn of the century. Also really was intrested in how sign was forbidden in the school the parents atteneded. May 29, Bobbie rated it it was amazing. Beautifully written and straight from the heart, this is an account of the multiple feelings experienced by a hearing child of deaf parents. The love for his parents and his pride in them is intermingled with his underlying resentment for having to give up part of his childhood to be responsible for helping them relate to the world around them.

Apr 14, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: memoir. This is a tale of the s childhood of a hearing child of deaf parents. Both parents were deafened by childhood illness so did not learn sign until they were school age. This book offers a peek into how the deaf lived in the 's and 40's and a sense of what it is like for a small child to be a translator for his parents.

Jan 09, Jaccalyn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone. Wow, first of all i was so thrilled to receive this in the mail, and for it to be as good of book as it was, makes it all the better. I cannot even begin to discribe what an amazing book this was, the author is so discriptive at his telling of the story, i could see every bit of what was going on in my head. I would hightly recommend this to everyone. I really loved this book. A refreshing memoir at a time when most memoirs are focused on trauma and pain.

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But when Montez, inhabited by Myra, coincidentally meets the Myron who at this point is a child, possessed by the soul of a perplexed Maria Montez their respective personalities are restored to their original bodies, returning Myron at once to his living room in 's California. However, the changes wrought by Myra's running amok on the set of "Siren of Babylon" continue to influence the present, and the book ends with a former cowboy actor in the film, now a transsexual, being elected Republican governor of Arizona. In his introduction to the novel, Vidal mentions the Supreme Court decision Miller v.

California , which in his words "leaves to each community the right to decide what is pornography. Hill , S. He has done this to conform to the Supreme Court's imposition of the "community standards" test, as he wants "to conform with the letter and spirit of the Court's decision.

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