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.

Armistead Maupin: The Man Who Wrote the Quintessential San Francisco Novel — On a Newspaper Deadline

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Armistead Maupin's assignment was to show up at the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle every weekday morning … [Read more...]

Books I Might Read If I Weren’t So Danged Busy Writing My Own

By Barbara Falconer Newhall So many books. So little time. And a manuscript deadline looming so near. Titles at the Top of My Gotta-Read List Consider … [Read more...]

The Lost Poems of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft — A Native Michigan Voice Rediscovered

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A decade or so ago, the librarians at the Illinois State Historical Library were getting ready to move their collection into … [Read more...]

. . . And Two Books I Did Read, Sorta — By Lauren Winner and Anne LaMott

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yesterday I wrote about five intriguing books that have come across my desk in recent months -- good books that I never got … [Read more...]

Good Books I Haven’t Really Read: Anna Quindlen, Stephen Prothero, David Talbot and a Book About French Love . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Seven books I never read. Make that five, because I did actually skim through two of the seven intriguing books currently … [Read more...]