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Leah Hager Cohen

Leah Hager Cohen is the author of Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and chosen by the American Library Association as one of the best books of 1994; and a novel, Heat Lightning. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two children.

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Glass, Paper, Beans
Written by Leah Hager Cohen
Crown Business | Trade Paperback | August 1998
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-49257-7 (0-385-49257-X)

Once upon a time we knew the origins of things: what piece of earth the potato on our dinner plate came from, which well our water was dipped from, who cobbled our shoes, and whose cow provided the leather. In many parts of the world, that information is still readily available... Read more






The Grief of Others
Written by Leah Hager Cohen
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-59448-612-8 (1-59448-612-3)

The subtly powerful novel adapted into the 2015 feature film, The Grief of Others asks: is keeping a secret from a spouse always an act of infidelity? And what cost does such a secret exact on a family?

The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven... Read more






I don't know
Written by Leah Hager Cohen
Riverhead Books | Hardcover | September 2013
$17.95/19.50(Canada) | 978-1-59463-239-6 (1-59463-239-1)

A short, concise book in favor of honoring doubt and admitting when the answer is: I don’t know.

In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining... Read more






No Book but the World
Written by Leah Hager Cohen
Riverhead Books | Trade Paperback | April 2015
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-59463-342-3 (1-59463-342-8)

A lush, gripping, psychologically complex novel that asks: How much do siblings owe one another?

At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct “free school,” Ava and her brother, Fred, share a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhood—a world defined largely by their imaginations, a celebration of curiosity and... Read more






Train Go Sorry
Written by Leah Hager Cohen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1995
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76165-5 (0-679-76165-9)

This portrait of New York's Lafayette School for the Deaf is not just a work of journalism. It is also a memoir, since Leah Hager Cohen grew up on the school's campus and her father is its superintendent. As a hearing person raised among the deaf, Cohen appreciates both the intimate... Read more





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