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Some Reviews of Sharon's books

On April 21st, 2020, BIANCA LAKOSELJAC's  review of Naming The Shadows (2019) was published online in Prairie Fire magazine. She opens by saying:

"Sharon Berg’s collection of stories, is a fascinating exploration of diverse subjects, from uncovering family secrets and probing social taboos, to examining career choices and overcoming personal trauma. The stories are character driven, and the theme that connects the ten stories and a novelette is the author’s tireless search for a woman’s place in today’s society and within the historical context."

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In May 2021, DEBBIE OKUN HILL made a comment about Stars in the Junkyard (Cyberwit, 2020) on Goodreads. She said:

"Wow, what a powerful and impressive collection! Hope to comment more at a later date."

Here is a link to another review of Stars in the Junkyard by Wendy Maclean in Devour magazine, where she says: "Berg’s work is gritty and earthy, and yet there is a strange tenderness that also expresses a kind of gratitude and transformation."

Devour: Art & Lit Canada, issue 013 – Summer 2022 by Wet Ink Books - Issuu

On June 7, 2020, EDWARD HAMER's review of Naming The Shadows (2019) was release in FreeFall Magazine's online issue. He begins by saying:

"Sharon Berg has written a collection of short stories, really a powerful gallery of highly visual tales that evoke our desire to look into them intensely and to see deeply. Inside the tableaux, she plants the ephemera of psychic shadows and these are certainly enough to launch strong flights of our imagination.  So we are reading and interpreting at two quite different levels."

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This review of The Body Labyrinth (1984) by ROD ANDERSON is preserved online in Canadian Literature #109 in 1986. Here are two clips from it.


"The Body Labyrinth, her second collection, reveals her confident mastery of verbal pyrotechnics. Her images give pleasurable surprise; the rosy faces and white fruit of apples becoming the husband’s red face and “fisted balled knuckle white”; the trading down (or up?) of the marriage sedan for the divorce buggy; the evocative “I hear my heart, a long way off, / ringing like a bright red bell.' "


"Berg’s poetry is exciting; the growth between her two volumes impressive. There is no doubt where she is going."

Here is a link to the entire issue. The review of my book is on pages 148 to 150.

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