BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

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

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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.

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...]

Two California Poets: One Romantic, the Other Not So Much

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ina Coolbrith palled around San Francisco with the likes of Mark Twain, Jack London and Bret Harte. Rebecca Foust hangs … [Read more...]

Jeff Greenwald and Kevin Griffin — A Funny Buddhist and a Happy One

Jeff Greenwald read from his book at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera By Barbara Falconer Newhall One of the nice things about being a writer is … [Read more...]