โ˜… 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.


Los Angeles — The Good, the Bad and the Truly Ugly

ten lanes of bumper to bumper freeway traffic in los angeles. photo by bf newhall

Los Angeles is an awful place. It is 469 square miles of bumper to bumper traffic, sinus clogging air pollution, starless nights and unrelenting summer sun . . . Read more.


A Forgotten Gift From My Long-Ago Teenaged Daughter — No Good After December 31

A three-by-five card on which a 12-year-old promises to yard work as a gift to her mother. Photo by BF Newhall

Look what reorganizing my stationery drawers turned up: Coupons from my then 13-year-old daughter Christina promising to do chores around the house — including yard work, for heaven’s sake. Read more.