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A Day's Pay

Down on the Sidewalk

Rituals to Observe

Useful Gifts (paperback)

The Challenge of Bureaucracy

Useful GiftsUSEFUL GIFTS, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, is about a family with deaf parents and hearing children, narrated by Ruthie, the youngest child, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). This might be the first attempt to render American Sign Language into written English, as Ruthie tries to convey to the reader how she communicates with her deaf parents.

Congratulations to Troy Kotsur, winner of Best Supporting Actor!

Troy Kotsur wins Best Supporting Actor

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Congratulations to CODA, winner of Best Picture!

CODA wins Best Picture!

Author Carole Glickfeld is a CODA, child of deaf adults (Blanche and Robert Lieber in New York City). She says American Sign Language was practically her first language. Her essay, "American Sign Language: Help or Handicap to a Writer," appeared in Croton Review, Issue #11, Spring/Summer 1988.

She was born in Brighton Beach and grew up (as Carole Lieber) in the Inwood section of Manhattan (north of Washington Heights), near Dyckman Street and Fort Tryon Park. As a child, she was fascinated with the Cloisters at the top of the Park.

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