Sally Hobart Alexander continues the story of her journey into blindness in this uplifting tale of a life rebuilt and love renewed. Suzanne Toren’s perceptive narration perfectly expresses the emotions of Sally’s sometimes fun, often arduous, and always interesting journey. Also available is Taking Hold, My Journey Into Blindness, which tells the first half of Sally’s story.
This book continues Sally’s transition from being sighted to becoming blind. She moves on in this book from her training in learning to function as a blind person, to her first apartment after the training, her first job, going back to school, dating, and finally finding a wonderful man to marry. This book is a realistic depiction of being blind, as I can attest because I am also blind. Sally tells her story with humor and shows us all the different views of being blind that she encounters. Suzanne Toren does an excellent job of conveying Sally’s feelings and her continued sense of humor about awkward moments. This book ended in about 1973. I’d like to know what happened after that so I hope she has written more books.
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