BARBARA’S BOOK

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"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

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My One-Woman Road Trip Begins — Grosse Pointe to Pentwater

Edsel Ford estate, bulit in the late 1920s, was modeled after architecture of England's Cotswolds. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Edsel Ford estate, bulit in the late 1920s, was modeled after architecture of England’s Cotswolds. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I jumped on a plane to Detroit the other day, rented a car and took off for a twelve-day, one-woman road trip up and down and across the state. First stop, a lovely two days with a college friend and her husband in Grosse Pointe, a book talk with a dozen or so of her lively friends, and then a trip to the Edsel Ford estate.

Next stop on my one-woman road trip: Pentwater, way across the state on the shores of Lake Michigan near the spot where a pivotal moment in my book “Wrestling with God” took place when I was a kid. (Hint: A big meet-up with God)

Today — 1 p.m. Saturday — I’ll be reading from my book at the Pentwater library. My cousin Mary Helen Blohm, a real estate person here in Pentwater, made the arrangements.

My trusty point-and-shoot came along with me, of course. Here are some pix.

More stories of my one-woman road trip at “My One-Woman Road Trip Takes Me to Falconer Country.” 

A painting of Edsel Ford by Diego Rivera hangs in the Edsel Ford house in Grosse Pointe, now open to the public.. It's a beauty. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A painting of Edsel Ford by Diego Rivera hangs in the Edsel Ford house in Grosse Pointe, now open to the public. It’s a beauty. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The Pentwater Michigan marquee announces book talk by Barbara Falconer Newhall on her book, Wrestling with God. Photo by Barbara Newhall

This marquee greeted me when I blew into town yesterday. I’ll be talking and signing books on Saturday. Photo by Barbara Newhall

One of the many beautiful 19th century frame houses that adorn the streets of Pentwater Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

One of the many beautiful 19th century frame houses that adorn the streets of Pentwater, Michigan. I love those tall old windows. Photo by Barbara Newhall

a white fram huse in Pentwater Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Lots of low white fences in Pentwater. That strip of pavement in the foreground is the street. Even the streets are pretty in this town. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Sidewalk and trees in Pentwater, Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Lots of rain, lots of green in Pentwater. Photo by Barbara Newhall

American flag flies next to a Michigan State University Trojans banner. Lots of Michigan State fans in Pentwater. Photo by Barbara Newhall

American flag flies next to a Michigan State University Trojans banner. Michigan State fans abound  here. Photo by Barbara Newhall

 

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  1. Steve and Mary Kin says:

    Barbie,
    Safe travels. I read “Wrestling with God” aloud to Mary. I certainly enjoyed it…and plan to read it again as soon as I get it back from Mary’s aunt who borrowed it to read. Can’t really say how much Mary took in, but I certainly found it thought provoking and look forward to rereading and contemplating it some more. You did good with this one. Have a fun time in Traverse City with Shag and the other Tri-Delta friends next week. Shag will keep you all busy with lots of interesting things to see and do, in between your catching up on each other’s full lives. Mary is doing pretty well, all things considered.
    Love and hugs,
    Steve and Mary

  2. Sharie McNamee says:

    Next will be our get together in Traverse City with our college friends. See you in a few days.

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