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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Finding Zoe: A review by Kristin Drysdale

Finding Zoe: A review by Kristin Drysdale

Through no veil of emotions, Brandi Rarus and Gail Harris capture each person’s story in such a unique way that one could easily forget that “Finding Zoe” has a cast of very real people. The art of storytelling is used spectacularly to let us see behind the eyes of each pivotal person in Zoe’s journey. 

With historical context framing the events, we as readers are able to scaffold the story and understand that this was no ordinary “coming home” tale. It is as much a glimpse into the complex web of social infrastructure within the deaf community, as it is a celebration of how far we have come in the acceptance of people’s differences. 

As the events unfold for the former Miss Deaf America, we are led through her personal story of self-acceptance and absolute devotion to being true to herself, her family, and her destiny to find Zoe.