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By Ruth Silver. 2012
Ruth Silver was a silent, frightened child with undiagnosed vision loss, which she later learned was retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a…progressive eye disease. Even after losing her hearing, she refused to surrender to the darkness and silence. Ruth founded the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons in Milwaukee, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping others living with the double disability of deaf-blindness. Includes sex and violence. c2012.
By Mara Faulkner. 2009
A Benedictine nun reminisces about her father’s gradual loss of sight from retinitis pigmentosa and the effects his condition had…on her Irish American family. She interweaves her recollections of growing up in North Dakota with meditations on the metaphorical meaning of blindness in our culture. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
Her heart can see: the life and hymns of Fanny J. Crosby (Library Of Religious Biography (lrb) Ser.)
By Edith Waldvogel Blumhofer. 2005
A biography of Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915), the most prolific of all American hymn writers. Having lost her sight in…infancy through a doctor's negligence, Fanny went on to compose more than 9,000 hymns, as well as various other songs, cantatas, and lyrical productions. c2005.