A Chance to Get Acquainted With That Muslim Next Door

It's been eight years since my writer colleague and Islamic law expert Sumbul Ali-Karamali first published her informative -- and charming -- book about … [Read more...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “I hope you’ll see yourself in this book,” Julie Barton writes in the prologue to her new memoir “Dog Medicine.” No, I … [Read more...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A riverflow . . . that's how author Phil Cousineau describes my book  Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and … [Read more...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to … [Read more...]

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

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, February 12, 1989 It was a book. But I dumped it in the garbage anyway. I threw it out the … [Read more...]