ForeWord Reviews says Berry's "prose is strong and her memory acute."
"Almost never is an interview subject so open or so candid about the most intimate details of the most horrible moments of her life. Daleen is a very brave women and I hope her story will help other girls and women . . . Daleen you are a magnificent storyteller." --Bob Edwards (Author of Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio and former host of NPR's Morning Edition)
"In Sister of Silence, author Daleen Berry gently guides us through the dark corridors of her life, so that we can emerge in the light, as she has courageously done, with a sense of hope, authenticity and courage. Sister of Silence is a brave book, written from the heart. It's a must read for the brave-hearted." --Asra Q. Nomani (Author of Standing Alone: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam)
"Sister of Silence is authentic, compelling and necessary." --Richard Currey (Author of Fatal Light)
"For marketing purposes, nothing better can happen to a book than having it banned. A banned book is a sure sign that you've done something very right." --Lee Maynard (Author of Crum)
"A dramatic memoir told in a matter-of-fact, yet strikingly compelling, manner." --Appalachian Heritage (Summer 2011 Issue)
From the Author
The author is a California native who grew up in Preston and Berkeley counties in West Virginia, and went to work at the Preston County Journal. Among her many awards was one in 1990, when she won a first-place award for investigative journalism. In 1997, she worked for The Dominion Post, covering welfare reform. Among her awards are two second-place honors for her 2007 weekly columns in the Cumberland Times-News, one of which was born from Sister of Silence. Berry's articles about Lashanda Armstrong, the mother who drove her van into the Hudson River in 2011, killing herself and three of her four children, appeared online at the Daily Beast.