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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‘Dog Medicine’ — A Dog-Lover’s Journey From Depression to Health

Julie Barton, author of 'Dog Medicine,' with her soul mate dog Bunker, 2007. Photo by Heather Knape, heather

I’m not crazy about dogs. But I am crazy about a book called “Dog Medicine.” (“Soulmates” photo by Heather Knape.) Read more.


TV Host Phil Cousineau: “‘Wrestling with God’ Is a Riverflow of a Book”

a man plays the flute by a small river in winter. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Phil Cousineau, host of TV’s “Global Spirit,” praises Wrestling with God as “a riverflow of a book.” Read more.


Gary Kamiya — A Fun Guy Sings a Love Song to San Francisco

Bearded author, editor and cofounder of Gary Kamiya reads from his new book at Book Passage. Photo by BF Newhall

Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to write a 385-page book. The San Francisco author and co-founder of described his predicament recently to a gathering of writers at Book Passage, Marin county’s powerhouse independent bookstore. Read more.


Do Books Have Rights? This One Didn’t. I Threw It in the Trash.

It was a book, a children’s book. But I dumped it in the garbage anyway. I threw it out the way I would toss out a dead flashlight battery or a slab of moldy cheddar.


Book Openers: Jon Krakauer — A Macho Writer Who Hooks Me in Every Time

I don’t want to read a book about people dying on the slopes of Mt. Everest. I don’t want to read about murderous Mormon polygamists. Unless, that is, it’s Jon Krakauer telling the story. In which case, I’m in.


Book Openers: I Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Pray — But I’m in Good Company

“I am a failure at prayer,” author Barbara Brown Taylor confesses . . . Now there’s a woman after my own heart.