REVIEWS

Praise for VOICE IN THE WILD

“Everybody has experiences of things that aren’t supposed to be able to happen, and suspicions of truths to be found in folklore and mythology, as well as in the many stories from around the globe about animals. Laurie Sarkadi dares to tackle such events, stories and intuitions, speaking of them from her own considerable experience as a wife, mother and journalist living for twenty years  ‘off-the-grid’ in the Northwest Territories, as well as from her early life as a young world traveler. From the mountain gorillas of Rwanda to the bears of Canada’s North, Laurie Sarkadi has gathered lore and applied it to her own experiences. Readers will be surprised and fascinated by this unusual, truth-telling, often funny and beautifully rendered memoir.”
Sharon Butala,  author of Where I Live Now and The Perfection of the Morning

“It’s like Eat, Pray, Love but for wild people. Voice in the Wild ends up being about family, social justice, child protection, the environment, music, love… and all with a deep, evolving, spiritual, authentic connection to the land and animals.”
Loren McGinnis, CBC North Radio host of The Trailbreaker

“…there is much to contemplate in Sarkadi’s beautifully rendered chronicle of career, motherhood and marriage.”
Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal

Praise for “The Bear Within” from the anthology Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle:

“While few would be surprised to learn that Margaret Atwood’s entry ‘Polonia’—which like all stories here, focuses on issues of wisdom—is a delight, readers will be taken aback by the unexpected elegance of Laurie Sarkadi’s ‘The Bear Within,’ which traces the connection between motherhood and nature…
Amazon.com

“Writer Laurie Sarkadi, mothering in the isolation of the Far North in the company of black bears, slips easily between telling her own story and that of the bears that shadow her days. There is a sense of holy in this piece, of the mysterious and deep connection between the human world and the natural world.”
Edmonton Journal

“The high points included… the startlingly spare but elegant prose of Laurie Sarkadi’s ‘The Bear Within’.”
Toronto Star