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 Cry in the Night — ‘Mommy, I’m Scared’

Three-year-old girl in a red dress looking forlorn. Photo by BF Newhall


The baby books assert that American babies and children are ready to sleep through till morning and grant their parents an undisturbed night’s sleep by the time they are a year or so old. Not so in our household. A story from the Mommy Years.


Purple Bearded Irises — Close Up and (Very) Personal

There’s a heck of a lot of erotica going on inside an iris blossom. Stamen. Pistel. Haft. Falls and standards. Claws. And, of course, those fuzzy, caterpillar-like beards.