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

The exhibit hall of Book Expo America 2016 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Barbara Newhall

BookExpo America — the trade show where a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog were equally at home. Read more.

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

Julie Barton, author of 'Dog Medicine,' with her soul mate dog Bunker, 2007. Photo by Heather Knape, heather Knape.com.

I’m not crazy about dogs. But I am crazy about a book called “Dog Medicine.” (“Soulmates” photo by Heather Knape.) Read more.

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Atticus Finch — Meet Mother Emanuel

My copy of "Go Set a Watchman" on the counter of my local bookstore. Atticus Finch story. Photo by Barbara Newhall

“Go Set a Watchman” didn’t have a craft problem. It had a theme problem – in the character of a bigoted Atticus Finch. Read more.

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

writers. cover of book of poetry by Rebecca Foust, "Paradise Drive," 2015.

Ina Coolbrith palled around San Francisco with Mark Twain, Jack London and Bret Harte. Rebecca Foust hangs out with PTA moms. Both are California poets. Read more.

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

Buddhist author Jeff Greenwald. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Jeff Greenwald is a master of the upstart art of finding God funny. Kevin Griffin writes about the commonalities between Buddhism and 12-step programs. Read more.

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