For owners of Barnes & Noble Nook ebook readers: My 1990 book What's That Pig Outdoors: A Memoir of Deafness is now online in Nook format, having been a Kindle ebook for a while now.
OCT. 30: It's also available as a Kobo ebook.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The other day I happened to be in Hannibal, Missouri, on the broad Mississippi River, and naturally had to pay a visit to the place where the American novel was born: Mark Twain's boyhood home.
Expectably, everything in Hannibal seems to be named for Twain. The Mark Twain Hotel, the Mark Twain Dinette, the Mark Twain Caves, and so on. (There's an Injun Joe Campground, but fortunately Jim of Huck Finn fame has escaped the tarbrush of commercial insensitivity.)
Other than the myriad touristy connections with the writer, the town would be just another mouldering ruin on the river.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Don't look for it in bookstores, though. The publisher, Five Star, aims primarily at libraries and the Internet.
I rather like the art—simple and bold, and it vividly evokes the ambience of the opening chapter, which takes place in an encampment of costumed historical re-enactors of the era of Lewis & Clark.
My compliments to the designer.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
It was first published in 1990 and the 2010 edition brings up to date the story of my life as a deaf person as well as changes in my views of deafness.
You can find the Kindle version here.
Soon, I hope, it'll be available in Nook and other ebook formats.