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Call Number: PN56.S685 E25 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-07
A comprehensive study of how speech disorders are portrayed in modern literature. Tracing the roots of this interaction between literary practice and speech pathology back to the rise of aphasiology in the 1860s, Dysfluencies examines portrayals of disordered speech by writers like Zola, Proust, Joyce, Melville, and Mishima, as well as contemporary writers like Philip Roth, Gail Jones, and Jonathan Lethem.
Out with It by
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
A fresh, engaging account of a young woman's journey, first to find a cure for a lifelong struggle with stuttering, and ultimately to embrace the voice that has defined her character. A vividly powerful memoir of a young woman who fought for years to change who she was until she finally found her voice and learned to embrace her imperfection.
Knotted Tongues by
Call Number: 616.8554 B631K
Publication Date: 1996-07-01
In this fascinating and original social history, which combines literary scholarship with historical research, Benson Bobrick explores one of the great conundrums of medical history, its impact on the lives of the afflicted, and the astonishing therapeutic practices it has spawned.
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
When popular radio personality West McCray receives a desperate phone call from a stranger imploring him to find nineteen-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter, he's not convinced there's a story there; girls go missing all the time. But as soon as West's boss discovers Sadie fled home after the brutal murder of her little sister, Mattie, he sees the makings of something big and orders West to the small town of Cold Creek, Colorado, to uncover what happened. The titular character has a severe stutter.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections.
The House of the Spirits by
Publication Date: 1985-04-12
The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973. A crucial character, Clara, suffers from mutism after witnessing her sister's autopsy.
The Luster of Lost Things by
Publication Date: 2017-08-08
Walter Lavender Jr. is a master of finding. A wearer of high-tops. A maker of croissants. A son keeping vigil, twelve years counting. But he wouldn't be able to tell you. Silenced by motor speech disorder, Walter's life gets lonely. Fortunately, he has The Lavenders--his mother's enchanted dessert shop, where marzipan dragons breathe actual fire. He also has a knack for tracking down any missing thing--except for his lost father.
A Boy and a Jaguar by
Call Number: Q. SB. R1165r
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion--their voice--but he stutters uncontrollably. Except when he talks to animals...then he is fluent.
The Mouth with a Mind of Its Own by
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Matthew has a problem. His mouth has a mind of its own. His brain thinks one thing, but his mouth says another. He can't participate in class discussions. He can't ask the other kids to play with him at recess. He can't even say his own name! Luckily, he is referred to the school speech therapist, who helps him tame his wild mouth.
The Shiniest Rock of All by
Call Number: S.P2776s
Publication Date: 1991-10-01
Fourth grader Robert Morris Reynolds, who cannot say his name properly because he has trouble pronouncing his Rs, works hard with a speech therapist to overcome his problem.