Book Openers

As a little kid I always had my nose in a book. And now that I'm thoroughly grown up, I still do. Below you'll find author profiles (lots of memoirists) as well as mini – and not-so-mini – book reviews.

Julie Hill Barton’s Dog Medicine Goes Big

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My writing pal Julie Hill Barton has lucked out. Her wonderful memoir, Dog Medicine, has been scooped up by a major … [Read more...]

Jesus Was a Loser — Does That Make Donald Trump a Winner?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Does this sound like Donald Trump talking -- "Jesus was a loser, a nobody who couldn't keep his hair out of his eyes and … [Read more...]

BookExpo America: Dog Books, Funny Books, Holy Books, Swag

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What do a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog have in common? They were all part of the mix at … [Read more...]

‘Dog Medicine’ — A Dog-Lover’s Journey From Depression to Health

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “I hope you’ll see yourself in this book,” Julie Barton writes in the prologue to her new memoir “Dog Medicine.” No, I … [Read more...]

Atticus Finch — Meet Mother Emanuel

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I haven’t even cracked open my brand-new copy of Go Set a Watchman. But already I’ve got opinions. For months now, I’ve … [Read more...]