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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What’s Rhetoric? Let My Two-Year-Old Enlighten You

My daughter Christina discovered the art of rhetoric when she was being weaned from baby bottle to plastic cup. She’d say, “I want milk and I don’t want it in a cup” — an elegant illocutionary statement that usually got her what she wanted, her bottle.

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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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The Writing Room: Writer’s Block and the Toxic Reader

Writer’s block? Not my problem. At least, that’s what I thought until I read Jane Anne Staw’s book, “Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block.”

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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. But when she’s 25, will she drop the pink for spike heels and long, red fingernails?

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

My six-year-old likes money. He wants an allowance. Jon and I debated. Fifty cents a week? 75? “Let’s not talk in cents,” said Peter. “Let’s talk in dollars.”

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