. . . 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...]

Religion Scholar Huston Smith at 93 — ‘Be Happy!’

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ninety-three-year-old Huston Smith rolled into the Sagrada bookstore in Oakland, California, in a push wheelchair the other … [Read more...]

Book Openers: A Heather Donahue Lexicon — Flopsweat and Larfy Defined

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For readers who were as flummoxed as I was by Heather Donahue's pot-growing argot in a recent  post, here is some … [Read more...]