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- Some Become Flowers: Living with Dying at Home. Harbour Publishing 1993.
- Numerous reviews and articles: Vancouver Sun, The Reader and The Mission City Record.
LITERARY AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION:
- 1994 WINNER of the Hubert Evans Award for Nonfiction.
- 1994 FINALIST for the VANCITY BOOK PRIZE.
- 1996 CANADA COUNCIL "B" GRANT.
- 1997. BC BOOKWORLD 10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE. Some Become Flowers was included in Alan Twigg's list of 200 significant BC books of the 20th century. Also included in publisher Scott McIntyre's top ten BC books of the decade.
PUBLIC SPEAKING, READINGS & MEDIA APPEARANCES:
- VICKIE GABEREAU interview first aired November 1993 and then rerun May 1994.
- CBC RADIO noon show as well as numerous local radio, cable TV and personal appearances and readings in dozens of venues in BC, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
- VARIOUS SPEECHES on a range of topics to Fraser Valley Women's Network, District of Mission Council, Mission School Board, University College of the Fraser Valley, BC Municipal Association Convention (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver) and Fraser Valley Family Violence Conference.
REVIEWS OF SOME BECOME FLOWERS:
- B.C. Bookworld.... Sharon Brown has completed one of the most deeply personal - yet widely relevant - books ever written in B.C..
- Sylvia Fraser. It is a love story dealing with ordinary lives made luminous through courage and caring.
- June Callwood. As I grow old, and see how immeasurably sad life is, I depend on the kind of spirituality people achieve when they locate their best self. What Sharon Brown has written is beautiful.
MARCH 1997: SALT SPRING EROTIC LITERARY EVENING. FELLOW WRITERS' RESPONSE TO A READING FROM THE NOVEL: GOD IS A GUN.
- MARION QUEDNAU. .... down-to-earth lustings, not something feigned, superimposed, but real `splendour-in-the-grass', the stuff of memories, of the `quick-before-somebody-comes' variety that we store up, both as readers and as lovers.
- PATRICK FRIESEN. This was the first time I heard Sharon Brown read her work and I was astonished at the naturalness of the language. There was no wall between me and what I was hearing ... her gentle perception and good natured humour. The writing is so good it sneaks up on you.
- BRIAN BRETT. There are some writers who don't need melodrama and histrionics to capture an audience and Sharon Brown is one. During our festival evening of many writers, she shone like a pearl against skin, lustrous and unassuming but perfect. The audience was enthralled.