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.

Book Openers: Gary Laderman — Holy Super Bowl, Holy Bambi, Holy Michael Jackson

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Author Gary Laderman sees Holy everywhere in America. That is, he sees Americans practicing "religion" all over the place - … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Barack Obama — How He Got So Smart

By Barbara Falconer Newhall If you haven't yet read President Barack Obama's memoir, Dreams from My Father, don't miss it. It explains, I think, how … [Read more...]

What’s Rhetoric? Let My Two-Year-Old Enlighten You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What's rhetoric? I've always thought of it as the high-flown, idealistic and/or manipulative language of politics.  But … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and the Indian I Wanted to Be

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft -- an Ojibwe poet who would have been dear to my girlish Michigan heart. Why didn't my Detroit schoolteachers ever mention … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Writing About Your Mother? — Words of Caution from Lori Gottlieb

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Planning to write about your mother? You might reconsider after reading Lori Gottlieb's essay in today's New York Times Book … [Read more...]