Writing is Observing the Humans Around Us

Sharon Hart-Green’s debut novel COME BACK FOR ME is a gripping story of trauma, loss, and the redemptive power of love set in the aftermath of World War II. It was chosen as the inaugural fiction offering of The New Jewish Press (a new imprint of the University of Toronto Press). It was released on June 1, 2017 (paper) and Jan. 2020 (ebook).


Sharon received her PhD in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and has taught Hebrew and Yiddish literature at the University of Toronto. Her first book NOT A SIMPLE STORY (Lexington Books) was a study of the work of Hebrew novelist S. Y. Agnon. Her second book, BRIDGING THE DIVIDE (Syracuse University Press), is a compilation of her translations of the Hebrew poems of Hava Pinhas-Cohen.


In addition, Sharon’s short stories, poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in a number of publications, including Midstream, The Jewish Review of Books, and JewishFiction.net.


She is currently at work on a second novel, about the mystical inclinations of a young man in search of love.

Come Back For Me, Sharon Hart-Green

The Space Between Time, Lucinda Sage-Midgorden

Moshe Mikanovsky, Writer, The Resurrector, Story-Power Eps. 33 and 37

Beth Henson and Ceci Lewis, The Douglas Oral History Project, Story-Power Ep. 24

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin, PBS Mini Series (2002), Benjamin Franklin (April 4, 2022 PBS) A Ken Burns film

John Adams (2008) Mini Series, on HBO Max Book, David McCullough

A.D. Trosper, Story-Power Ep. 28, Stacy Bennett, Story-Power Ep. 29

Elizabeth Strout, Writer, Olive Kitteridge, Mini Series, (2014) 

  Amy and Elizabeth

Jhumpa Lahiri, Writer, 

  Whereabouts, The Lowland, Unaccustomed Earth, The Namesake

Jane Austen, Writer,

  Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Emma, and more

Charles Dickens, Writer,

  A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and more

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Writer,

  The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and more

Leo Tolstoy, Writer, 

  Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Kingdom of God is Within You, and more

Gustav Flaubert, Writer,

  Madame Bovary, The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, and more 

Honore de Balzac, Writer,

  Pere Forint, Droll Stories, The Human Comedy, Lost Illusions, and more

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling

Eleanor, David Michaels

George Eliot, (Mary Ann Evans) Writer,

  Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, and more

Sharon’s Website: https://www.sharonhartgreen.com, LinkedIn, Facebook

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger D. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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