"Wrestling with God" book with Barbara Falconer Newhall
Book Launch Party! Come Help Me Celebrate!
May 13th 7pm: A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland/Montclair

Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith


"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Bouquets to You . . . At the DeYoung MuseumThrough Sunday

Floral design at the FAMSA Bouquets to Art exhibition 2015 by Andrea Frenkel of Ukiah, CA. Lily and Mint.  the design complements George DF Brush's 1890 painting "A Celtic Huntress."

Floral design by Andrea Frenkel of Lily and Mint, Ukiah, California, complements George DeForest Brush’s 1890 painting “A Celtic Huntress.” Photo by Barbara Newhall

Round floral arrangement of white carnations by Ricardo Aguilar of VelaFlor,  San Francisco. ceramic sculpture by  Viola Frey, "Man Ob

White — and deep red — carnations capture the texture of a ceramic sculpture by Viola Frey, “Man Observing Series II,” 1984. Floral design by Ricardo Aguilar of VelaFlor, San Francisco. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Just for fun, I’m tossing a few bouquets to you chosen from among the many I spotted at the Bouquets to Art exhibition on Thursday at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Lots of anthuriums and proteas this year. And a gorgeous mystery blossom I’m hoping you can identify.

The show runs through Sunday, April 19, so it’s not too late to catch it. The designers slip into the museum in the [Read more…]


The Best Things in Life . . . Have Been There Since High School

Cindy Weyant plays chess at the National Open in Las Vegas in 2010. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Cindy played chess at the National Open in Las Vegas in 2010. Attending a chess tournament en masse is the Newhall family’s idea of a good time. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Jon looked at me over the telephone receiver. His brother was calling. “Cindy died,” he said. “She died last night. In her sleep.” [Read more…]


Book Passage Celebration Tonight — See You There!

barbara falconer newhall book on displayMy first bookstore event is tonight at Book Passage Corte Madera in Marin county, SF Bay Area. It’s at 7 p.m.  See you there. Here’s the info: http://www.bookpassage.com/event/left-coast-writers%C2%AE-barbara-falconer-newhall-wrestling-god




A Cemetery Comes to LIfe — With Tulips

White tulips suspended upside down with blue ribboms part of a design for Mountain View Cemetery Exhibition by Merritt College Floral Design Department. Titled "Puddle Jumping." Photo by Barbara Newhall

Tulips as raindrops were part of the Merritt College Floral Design Department’s “Puddle Jumping” design. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Every year at Easter time an Oakland, California, cemetery comes to life — with tulips. [Read more…]


Author Event at Book Passage in Corte Madera — Come Help Me Celebrate

Hey Everybody . . .

The Book Passage bookstore in Marin county is hosting an author event for me at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California.

I’ll be talking and reading from my book, Wrestling With God: Stories of Doubt and Faith, just published by Patheos Press. One of the storytellers in the book, Cerridwen Fallingstar, will be there as well to read parts of her story for you. [Read more…]