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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A Case of the Human Condition: The Day She Popped the Question

Things were getting serious. My boyfriend had moved his goldfish into my apartment. I had returned from a long weekend to find that Jon had moved his dimestore pets from his place to mine. He was sheepish about this.

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A Case of the Human Condition: Feminine, Feminist Pink

Christina likes pink. Given a choice, my five-year-old daughter will take the pink balloon, the pink panties, the pink baseball bat. And Christina likes her pink pink. Cerise, rose, fuchsia – none of the variations on the color pink will do it for her. She wants the real thing, powder puff pink, little girl pink.

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A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

My little son Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. Jon and I debated. Fifty cents a week? 75 cents? “Let’s not talk in cents,” said Peter, who is 6 1/2, pushing 7. “Let’s talk in dollars.”

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A Mother Who Prevailed at Auschwitz

Stones left on the wall of the Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest, in memory of Jews lost in the Shoah. Photo by Barbara Newhall

When Ernie Hollander’s family arrived at Auschwitz in 1944, his mother was ordered to the right, his sisters to the left. Read more.

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A Case of the Human Condition: How Selective Service Made a Man of My Son — Without Even Trying

In a few weeks my son would be eighteen. It would be time for him to sign up for Selective Service. I’d filled out forms and applications for my son for all of his eighteen years, but this was different. This piece of paper could send him off to war.

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