A Handful of Spells
A Handful of Spells
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About the Author
Kimberley Shaw of Roslindale MA is pleased to announce publication of her first novel, A Handful of Spells by Savvy Press of Brooklyn, NY. The adventures of its hard-of-hearing protagonist are based on her own mainstreamed experience, and the book is dedicated to the memory of Richard Bettcher, former English teacher at CRHS, who was himself hard-of-hearing.
Her discovery of American Sign Language, which she did not begin learning until her late thirties, is central to the theme of A Handful of Spells which incorporates many ideals of the signing Deaf community. Thanks to various adult-ed and immersion programs, Kim has ASL-interpreted various choral concerts, most recently for A Besere Velt " a 90-voice Yiddish chorus, which is based in Boston, MA.
Despite having a "reverse-slope" hearing loss from birth, Kim is a lifelong musician, beginning in church choir at age 8. She currently plays trumpet for two Boston-area marching bands, and is a proud member of Bugles Across America.
Books are similarly a lifelong passion, eventually leading to an MLS from Simmons College. She is an acquisitions & serials associate at Wellesley College, where German (her MHC undergrad major) is one of several languages she uses for tracking down sources to obtain needed materials. She is a 1988 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and first got acquainted with schooners while growing up in Camden, Maine, where she graduated CRHS in 1984.
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