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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Rain Taxi Review Puts on a Lively Book Fest

Tim Jollymore of Oakland, writes novels. Here with Barbara Falconer Newhall, author of Wrestling with God, at the Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The Twin Cities Book Festival, sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books, was a book-lover’s paradise: Minnesota authors, publishers and, of course, books. Read more.

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Meet Me in Minneapolis — At the Twin Cities Book Festival

A man with a backpack looks for books at the Bay Area Book Festival. Unllke the Twin Cities Book Festival, the BA festival was held outdoors. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I’ll be giving away copies of “Wrestling with God” at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday to anyone who donates $14 or more to Language Central. Read more.

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My Long-Lost Dead Ancestors — I Found Them in a Parking Lot

The 1600 block of Minneapolis's Seventh Avenue South where my long-lost dead ancestors once lived is now a parking lot fronted by high rises. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Yes, you can locate your long-gone ancestors. You can pin them down to an exact place. Sometimes it’s a parking lot. Read more.

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Tudor Bungalows in the Twin Cities—Little Houses With a Big Sense of Humor

tudor roof with round arch above the window in Minneapolis. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Can a house have a sense of humor? I never gave it thought until I visited Minneapolis and was treated to street after street of droll Tudor bungalows. Read more.

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I Brake for Floor Plans — I Like to See How Those Other People Live

Floor plan of condo on East 86 Street, Manhattan, with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

It’s Sunday morning. I pull the New York Times Magazine from the fat stack of newspapers on the breakfast table, fully intending to read the informative, thought-provoking articles inside. But I get no farther than page two, because that’s where the real estate ads are – the ones with the floor plans. Read more.

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