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How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 11:34:30


Thomas 633
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Apparently she is blind and deaf, due probably to having had a stroke and being 89. But seriously, how on earth do you tell her that she just got another book published? And what is the general proceedure for telling people who are both blind and deaf that something happened? I mean you can't learn Braille when you are both blind and deaf...
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 11:57:51


OxTheAutist 
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Edit - I have no clue. Perhaps she was taught braile before she was deaf? I do not know when she became deaf.

Edited 7/15/2015 11:58:44
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 12:12:30


Thomas 633
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2007 apparently. I am genuinely curious on this one.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 12:12:53


shyb
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one punch in the face - published, two punches - not published.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 12:14:12


slammy 
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hhahah
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 13:37:22


Tyrion Lannister
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We nay never know

Also-shyb, be more respectful. "To Kill a Mockingbird" did, in fact, help racism end in america.

Or are you a KKK member?
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 13:44:11


OnlyThePie
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I mean Hellen Keller learned Braile, ask her
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 13:52:15


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she probably learned braile before becoming full blind or full deaf.

there are several degrees of being deaf, most of them you can still hear something and use that something to learn sign language or in this case braile.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 15:48:29


shyb
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to kill a mockingbird is one of my favorite books. i would never actually punch harper lee in the face, but no amount of respect is gonna stop me from making a crappy joke.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 19:34:08


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there's a herzog film called land of silence and darkness about deaf-blind people, its probably on youtube. i think the main woman who it's about, was spoken to by writing letters on her palm.

but yeah you don't instantly go from being able to see and hear to being blind and deaf, so there would be time to learn ways to communicate before it happened.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 20:46:28


Genghis 
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TKaM is a little overrated imo. I'd rather read a real classic, like Moby dick or White Fang.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 21:43:38


Tyrion Lannister
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There a bit boring though.

I'd rather an exciting book, like LotR, aSoIaF, or Enders Game.
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/15/2015 23:15:15


Zoya the Destroya 
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I found something that said she's "partially blind" and practically deaf. Maybe she can still get by.

Edited 7/15/2015 23:20:50
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/16/2015 01:54:36


Thomas 633
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Yeah (and I own the book, our old school library used to put tatty books on a shelf, and anyone could take them. My copy's cover kinda doesn't exist anymore :) )
Also it is actually quite good although I agree with Tyrion about that.

Thanks for all the answers!
How would Harper Lee know she published a novel?: 7/27/2015 17:14:25


[EIC] Cade
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Sorry for bumping this old thread but Shyb you made me laugh for a good few minutes
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