By Barbara Falconer Newhall
Maybe it was the coffee we served. Maybe it was the chocolate chip cookies. Maybe it was something about the self-selected score of people who decided to spend their Saturday afternoon listening to the author read from Wrestling with God.
Or perhaps it had to do with the welcoming ambiance that owners Maria and Danny Roden have established for authors and readers in the months since they took over ownership of Orinda Books in Orinda, California, last July.
Probably it was all of the above: a perfect storm that produced a lively interaction between the author, the delightful people who showed up yesterday afternoon — and Sister Barbara Hazzard, who very kindly agreed to read from her part of the book.
Jon was there to put out the coffee and cookies — and bravely shoot video sans tripod. (I’ll be posting some of the results below, as soon as the video uploads onto YouTube.)
More about Sister Barbara at “Sister Barbara Hazzard — How to Pray Without Words.” More about Jon at “My Killer Shoes — Brought Down to Size by Those 4 1/2-inch Heels.”
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