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True biz : a novel / Sara Novic.

Nović, Sara, 1987- (author.). Castle, Brittany (illustrations).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593241509
  • ISBN: 0593241509
  • Physical Description: 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history final, and have doctors, politicians, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they'll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who's never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school's golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both at the same time. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another-and changed forever. This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, cochlear implants and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Deaf > Fiction.
Deaf > Education > Fiction.
Deaf > Means of communication > Fiction.
American Sign Language > Fiction.
Teachers of the deaf > Fiction.
Deaf authors > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Boarding schools > Fiction.
LGBTQ+ Coming of Age Fiction (Books)
Genre: Domestic fiction.
School fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 18 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Scenic Regional.


  • 7 current holds with 18 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-St. Clair FIC NOV (Text) 3007606470 New Fiction Available -

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