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A sign of her own  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

A sign of her own / Sarah Marsh.

Marsh, Sarah, (author.).

Ellen Lark is on the verge of marriage when she and her fiance receive an unexpected visit from Alexander Graham Bell. Ellen is deaf and for a time she was Bell's student learning visible speech. During their lessons, Bell also confided in her about his dream of producing a device that would transmit the human voice along a wire: the telephone. Now, on the cusp of wealth and renown, Bell wants Ellen to speak up in support of his claim to the patent of the telephone, which is being challenged by rival inventors. But Ellen has a different story to tell: that of how Bell betrayed her and other deaf pupils in pursuit of his own ambition. Ellen knows that this is her one opportunity to tell the true story -- her story -- but to do so will risk her engagement, her future prospects and her mother's last wish for her. Inspired by journals kept by Alexander Graham Bell's real deaf students, this stunning historical debut casts new light on the inventor and the invention that would forever change how we communicate. -- Provided by book's back.

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  • ISBN: 9798891640658
  • Physical Description: 526 pages (large print) : ASL colorless illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Center Point large print edition (unabridged).
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, [2024].
Subject: Lark, Ellen (fictitious character) > Fiction.
Bell, Alexander Graham > Fiction.
Sign language > History > Fiction.
Telephone > History > Fiction.
Deaf women > Fiction.
Deaf > Fiction.
Visual speech > History > Fiction.
Sign language > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Large print fiction.
Adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Green Free Library (Wellsboro).


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