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Hill, James Tate

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Summary: "A writer's humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight-and how he hid it from the world. At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. After high school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for Cs in his classes, Hill used his remaining blurry peripheral vision to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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Kurson, Robert.

Summary: Writer Kurson tells the true story of one man's heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.4 KUR

Hingson, Michael

Summary: Thunder Dog details a remarkable journey as Hingson and Roselle rely on each other and inspire others to survive. Listen in as Hingson faces almost certain death and discover what happens when small, intensely human moments rise up--and even redefine--one of the most inhumane acts in history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HINGSON, MICHAEL HIN

Kuusisto, Stephen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.41 KUU

Barry, Susan R.

Summary: "Doctors have been able to cure some forms of congenital blindness and deafness for decades. But this has created another problem: most people end up hating their new senses. To ask someone to adapt to a new sense is to ask them to reshape their entire world. Many simply cannot. Every waking minute, they are bombarded by meaningless sights or sounds. Some sink into a depression so great that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2021

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Kuusisto, Stephen

Summary: A blind poet describes his relationship with his first guide dog and how it changed his life and gave him a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KUUSISTO, STEPHEN KUU

Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

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Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SUL

Weihenmayer, Erik.

Summary: Erik Weihenmayer, born with a degenerative eye disorder called retinoscheses, tells his life story--from his unique childhood to his climbs of four of the world's Seven Summits.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.522 WEI

White, Betty

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1991

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 636.7 WHI

Lash, Joseph P.

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Publisher / Publication Date: AFB Press 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LAS

Weihenmayer, Erik

Summary: Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what's possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 WEI

Weihenmayer, Erik

Summary: "No Barriers is about my journey since coming down from Mt. Everest in 2001, and the path to where I am today. It is the story of my own life, the personal and professional struggles in the pursuit of growth, learning, and family, as well as a dream to kayak one of the world's great rivers as a blind athlete. It is also about the many people I've encountered along the way who possess what I...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 797.122 WEI

Buttigieg, Pete

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Summary: Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city,"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUT

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

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