Tulips and Sex — Writing as If Everyone I Know Were Dead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I want to write about tulips today. I don’t want to write about sex. The trouble is, for me, writing about tulips means … [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...]

Anne Lamott on Getting Older — Drop That Rock

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Put down the rock, says Anne Lamott. It’s time to put down that rock. When we are in our 20s, 30s and 40s, we think we … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: My Idea of a Good Time — A Week in the Mountains with a Bunch of Other Writers

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Want to meet a poet? Like say, Kazim Ali, Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley or Dean Young? Or maybe your more … [Read more...]