Official website of

Sharon Hart-Green

author of

COME BACK FOR ME: A NOVEL*

*Chosen as an Editors' Choice Book by the

historicalnovelsociety

 *Short-listed for The Goethe Award

               for Historical Fiction

IN THE PRESS

Advance Praise for Come Back for Me

Writing with a historian’s luminous clarity and a fictionist’s hard-won freedom to imagine the past, Sharon Hart-Green takes the modern Jewish novel to new heights. Come Back for Me both captivates and rewards the reader."—Maxim D. Shrayer, author of Yom Kippur in Amsterdam

Evocative and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Come Back for Me is a must read for anyone with a moral conscience and a soul." Leah Kaminsky, winner of the Voss Literary Prize for her debut novel, The Waiting Room 

Come Back for Me is both the lovely coming of age story of a young woman in 1960's Toronto and a darkly shadowed tale of a scarred Jewish family that wends its way from the Nazi occupation of Hungary through Mandate Palestine, England and Israel. Beyond its riveting plot it is a novel about the loss and recovery of love. Sharon Hart-Green writes with great generosity of heart and a searing sense of what it means to be buffeted by history."Jonathan Wilson, author of A Palestine Affair

A gripping tale told from a place in the heart that is both broken and alive.  Anyone who has ever lost something precious and human will follow Artur on his heartbreaking and hopeful journey."

Ruchama King Feuerman, author of In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

This wonderful debut novel, with great sensitivity and tenderness, captures the emotional contours of loss and renewal that haunts the post-Holocaust universe.  And even with all the grief that comes from such tales of lives ruptured and recaptured, Hart-Green's novel is a joy to read.  We will no doubt see more books from her." Thane Rosenbaum, author of The Golems of Gotham

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For Jews at least, as Sharon Hart-Green well knows, history is always family history. In her novel, Come Back for Me, Hart-Green explores the trauma and loss of one extended family as it clashes with life’s insistence upon being lived. Heartfelt and rich in detail, the story unfurls across a large canvas, spanning a quarter century and three continents. Unflinching in its portrayal of devastation and renewal, COME BACK FOR ME is an impressive, ambitious, and highly readable debut." Joseph Skibell, author of A Curable Romantic

With tenderness and clarity, Sharon Hart-Green's novel tells the story of how one generation transforms inherited trauma into a hopeful future. This is a lovely debut."Amy Gottlieb, author of The Beautiful Possible 

Sharon Hart-Green writes passionately and intelligently about trauma, history and the true meaning of home. This novel is poignant and compassionate, vividly evoked and deeply satisfying." Molly Antopol, author of The Unamericans

 Reviews, Print Interviews, and Published Excerpts

  • "Becoming a Writer of Jewish Fiction" (blog post for University of Toronto Press) Aug. 22, 2019 (click to read)

  • Review and Interview by Sydney Anderson, in The Singing Librarian (blog). July 11, 2018.

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Advance Praise
 
 

BOOKS

IN THE PRESS

     

COME BACK FOR ME: A NOVEL        Click here for excerpt:

 

BIO

 
 
  •  The Thornhill Book Club. Thornhill, Ont (Upcoming: March 11 , 2020)

  • National Council of Jewish Women,  Thornhill, Ont  (Oct. 23, 2019)

  • The Women's League Convention, Toronto (June 3, 2019)

  •  Kehilas Bais Yehuda (KBY), Adult Education Event, Wesley Hills, NY (May 19, 2019)

  • The iCenter. Chicago, Il (May 9, 2019)

  • The Writers' Beit Midrash, Joseph & Mae Gray Cultural Learning Center, Highland Park, Illinois (May 8, 2019)

  • The Standard Club, Chicago, Il (May 7, 2019)

  • Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, Women's Author night , Toronto (Mar. 19, 2019)

  • Ontario Library Association Super Conference. Metro Convention Centre, Toronto (Jan. 31, 2019)

  • Brandeis Alumni Association. Alumni in the Field event. Toronto Chapter (Nov. 28, 2018)

  • B'nai Torah Book Club, Toronto (Nov. 14, 2018)

  • Holocaust Remembrance Week, JCC, Buffalo, NY (Nov.11, 2018)
  • Bernard Betel Centre, Toronto  (Oct. 30, 2018)

  • Women’s Watch (radio show) Interviewed by Ellen Sherman. WBZ Boston  (Oct. 24, 2018)

  • Beth Emeth Synagogue, Toronto (Oct. 18, 2018)

  •  The Authors Show. Radio Interview (Oct. 9, 2018)

  • Short-listed for the Goethe Award for Historical Fiction, Chanticleer Book Reviews (Sept. 13, 2018)

  • Temple Beth Tzedek & Buffalo Hadassah, Buffalo, NY (Aug. 28, 2017)

  •  The Great Buffalo Jewbilee, Book signing. Buffalo, NY (Aug. 19, 2018)

  • Long-listed for the Goethe Award for Historical Fiction, Chanticleer Book Reviews (July 23, 2018)

  • Aspects of Writing Radio interview by James Kelly onMay 25, 2018)

  •  National Council of Jewish Women, Toronto (May 10, 2018)
  • Mt. Kisco Hebrew Congregation, Women's Author Series. Mt. Kisco, NY (April 23. 2018)

  •  Beit Chaverim synagogue, Westport, Connecticut. Sunday,April 22, 2018

  •  Brooklyn Public Library (Kings Bay Branch), Brooklyn, NY.  April 18, 2018

  • Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury Street, Boston (April 16, 2018 ) Event cancelled due to fire at store.
  •  Newton Free Library, Boston (April 11, 2018)
  • Shaarei Beth El, Oakville, Ontario (March 21, 2018)
  • Thornhill Book Club, Thornhill, Ontario (March 8, 2018)

  • AACI, (Americans and Canadians in Israel) Jerusalem, Israel (February 20, 2018)
  • Beth Tikvah Book Club, Toronto (Feb. 12, 2018)
  • Indigo Books, Book signing. Richmond Hill, Ont. ( Jan. 21, 2018)
  • Naamat (Aviva chapter), Toronto (Jan. 4, 2018)
  •  Vancouver Jewish Book Festival, Vancouver, BC (Nov. 26, 2017)

The New Jewish Press invites you to celebrate the launch of Come Back for Me: A Novel by Sharon Hart-Green. Come hear the author read from her novel and learn what inspired her to write this powerful debut.

Date: June 7, 2017

Time: 7-9 pm

Place: Type Books, 883 Queen St. West, Toronto

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Light refreshments will be served.


 

CONTACT

For inquiries, please contact agent Amaryah Orenstein:

               Tel: 617-981-5151    Email: info@go-lit.com

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