Book ‘True Biz’ by Sara Novic

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“For those who loved the Oscar-winning film CODA, a boarding school for deaf students is the setting for a kaleidoscope of experiences.” — The Washington Post. True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they’ll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the hearing headmistress, a CODA (child of deaf adult(s)) who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin…

Publisher:‎ Random House (April 5, 2022); Pages: 400 pages; ISBN-10: 0593241509; ISBN-13: 978-0593241509; ASIN:‎ B095VN3NX6

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Author’s biography: Sara Novic is the author of the novel Girl at War (Random House 2015), which won an American Library Association Alex Award, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, and is available in thirteen more languages. Her nonfiction project America is Immigrants, short illustrated biographies of Americans hailing from all 193+ countries, is coming in October 2019 and is available to pre-order now. Sara holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she studied fiction and literary translation, and lives in Philadelphia.

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