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."

Click to learn more about "Wrestling with God"

The Writing Room

I’m a writer who loves to talk about writing, so if you’re a writer or an aspiring writer I hope you'll stop by now and then and keep me company . . . You’ll find writing tips here as well as my thoughts on the writing life. Watch out, though. The Grammar Geek will be putting in her two cents from time to time.

The Writing Room: Am I Stuck? Or Am I Just Taking a Little Housekeeping Break?

Am I stuck as a writer? I'd rather watch this asphalt crew at work filling in gutter in front of my house. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Sitting at a blank laptop screen awaiting writerly inspiration isn’t that much fun nowadays. I’d rather watch the guys laying asphalt in front of our house. Am I stuck? Read more.

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How Three World War II POWs Saved Each Other’s Lives

Barbara Falconer Newhall and Bob Tharratt was among the surviving World War II POWs in a forced march across Germany. Barbara Newhall photo.

When World War II POWs returned home, many couldn’t talk about the brutality they’d seen. Decades later one finally tells his story to the world.  Read more.

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John Donne — A Love Affair With a Poet Long Dead

John Donne's poetry is as turbulent and evocative as this Lake Michigan surf in summertime. Photo by Barbara Falconer Newhall

My college notes on the 17th-century poet John Donne were cautious and circumspect. My feelings fairly burst with yearning, spiritual and erotic. Read more.

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Women’s National Book Association — A Fun Place to Meet Writers

Barbara Falconer Newhall at her home office desk getting ready to do final edits on her book, "Wrestling with God." Photo by Barbara Newhall

The Women’s National Book Association — a fun organization for writers — published a very nice interview with me. Read more.

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Going Mobile Friendly — A Jazzy New Look Is Under Construction

tractor wheels at a construction site -- like the messy, heavy work of updating a website to mobile friendly. Photo by Barbara Newhall

We’re rebuilding this website to be mobile friendly — expect lots of messy heavy lifting for the next few weeks. Read more.

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