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.

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...]

GodsBigBlog: Kids and Money — Saving It, Spending It, Sharing It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Looking for a way to teach generosity and life-long charitable giving to the children in your family? Author Mark St.Germain … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Simone Weil on Prayer — First, Pay Attention

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Simone Weil's Waiting for God was first published, posthumously, in 1951. And readers beware: Waiting for God is a dense, … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Green for God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Green Bible: Understand the Bible's Powerful Message for the Earth, NRSV, Foreword by Desmond Tutu, HarperOne, 1312 pages, … [Read more...]