Do you dream in color?: Insights from a Girl without Sight

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Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano, Laurie Rubin, shares that colours affect everyone through sound, smell, taste and a vast array of emotions and atmospheres. Rubin has experienced colour all her life, in spite of the fact that she has been blind since birth. In Rubin's inspiring memoir, she looks back on the loneliness and isolation of being a blind teenager in Southern California and the amazing life experiences that led to her career as a renowned solo and opera performer. Rubin's story is one of overcoming life's struggles - no matter how impossible they seem.
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subject_facet Blind musicians -- United States -- Biography, Mezzo-sopranos -- United States -- Biography, Rubin, Laurie
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title Do you dream in color? : Insights from a Girl without Sight
title_display Do you dream in color? : insights from a girl without sight
title_full Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl without Sight, Do you dream in color? : insights from a girl without sight / Laurie Rubin
title_short Do you dream in color? :
title_sort do you dream in color? insights from a girl without sight
title_sub Insights from a Girl without Sight
topic Biography & Autobiography, Blind musicians United States Biography, Health & Fitness, Juvenile Nonfiction, Mezzo-sopranos United States Biography, Rubin, Laurie, Sociology
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Blind musicians, Health & Fitness, Juvenile Nonfiction, Mezzo-sopranos, Rubin, Laurie, Sociology