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SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW

Things Behind the Sun

"That rare combination of involving story with philosophical questions of how we travel through life "

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

A Well-Respected Man

Honoree: Society of Midland Authors, 2019​

"Absorbing. Love, loss, and transformation are common themes in novels but they assume more literary proportions under David W. Berner's approach, which winds messages about choice, consequences, and wider-ranging life changes into a saga of male and female interactions and perceptions."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Walks with Sam


"Berner's plainspoken manner reveals moments of true enlightenment. Dog lovers and spirtualists will adore this." 

 

JAMES DODSON, NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Walks with Sam

The poet Wallace Stevens wrote that sometimes the answer comes with a walk around the lake. In my case, it's a daily walk around the neighborhood at dawn with the dogs that provides an answer to the unknown challenges of the day. Writer David W. Berner knows this truth better than most, a timeless phenomenon splendidly explored and revealed in his wise and insightful Walks with Sam, a moving memoir about how a young dog can teach an old man new tricks . . . hard to remember when I've enjoyed a walk with two friends more."

THOMAS E. KENNEDY, AUTHOR OF THE COPENHAGEN QUARTET

Accidental Lessons

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"David W. Berner has given us a beautiful, elegantly written book in the tradition of To Sir With Love."

RICK KOGAN, WGN RADIO, CHICAGO

Accidental Lessons

"A terrific memoir."

LIN BREHMER, WXRT RADIO, CHICAGO

Night Radio

"As irresistable as those old records we played."

 

JANNA MARLIES MARON, EDITOR, UNDER THE GUM TREE

Any Road Will Take You There

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"Honest, raw, shameless. If On the Road is for a generation lost, Berner's book is for a generation looking to be found."

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

The Consequence of Stars

"A vivid approach to the memoir form that almost defies the typical self-focused nature of the genre."