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Top 3 Deaf Novels


Updated March 05, 2009

These are the best novels with deaf characters that I have read and recommend, or that are recommended by About visitors.

1. In This Sign

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This period novel (set primarily in the thirties) details the life of a deaf family with hearing children. It was later made into a TV movie, "Love is Never Silent."
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2. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

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Although deafness is not the central theme of this book, the central character IS a deaf man, John Singer. This book was also made into a movie of the same name.
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3. Deafening

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I have not read this book yet. This novel tells the story of a young girl growing up deaf.
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