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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What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

Nancy Selvin and Barbara Falconer Newhallat Nancy's studio with a Selvin tea pot she bought for her birthday. Photo by Barbara Newhall

What did I want for my biggest, fattest birthday yet? I wanted to visit to Nancy Selvin’s pottery studio — and go home a beautiful pot. Read more.

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The Shame of Aging: The Big Seven-Five Has Finally Arrived

The shame of aging -- a writer has tossed old filed in a wastebasket. the Big Seven-Five. Photo by Barbara Newhall

It’s here. My birthday. The Big Seven-Five. I’m now officially old. But I don’t wear my trousers rolled. Read more.

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My Big Brother Loves Me — The Cataract Chronicles Continued

In 1962, when Barbara Falconer Newhall returned from summer in Europe with souvenirs for family. Barbara Newhall photo

When my big brother saw me without glasses for the first time in a half century, his reaction took me by surprise. Read more.

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The Cataract Chronicles: Letting the Light Into That Other Eye

Author Barbara Falconer Newhall manages a smile, despite the discomfort of a brand new intraocular lens. Photo by Barbara Falconer Newhall

The best thing about cataract surgery is everything gets so bright and clear and 3-dimensional. It’s like being in a Star Wars movie. Read more.

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The Cataract Chronicles — I’m Not Lovin’ My New IOL

Author Barbara Falconer Newhall after cataract surgery in right eye. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Three months after my first cataract surgery, things are still fuzzy in my right eye. Unlike most veterans of cataract surgery, I’m not loving my new IOL. Read more.

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Isaiah and the Of-Courseness of God

the of-courseness of god. Beach grass at sunset on Lake Michigan's eastern coast. Photo by Barbara Newhall Barbara Falconer Newhall travels up and down Michigan's lower peninsula, visiting friends and family and putting on book events for "Wrestling with God."

Something is going on out there. Of course it is. It’s common sense. How else could things be, says Isaiah.  Read more.

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