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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Wisdom From My Father — Or, How to Sweep the Kitchen Floor

The red David Falconer barn of my father near Scottville, Michigan. Photo by Barbara Newhall

“Think about what you are doing,” my father told me. “Use your head.” His advice still applies in a 21st-century world neither of us could have imagined.  Read more.

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In Judge Harbin-Forte’s Courtroom — Where Jury Duty Is an Exercise in Mindfulness

David and Ruth Falconer of Scotville, MI, and their 7 childen ca 1935. Photo by Falconer

What does a farm family in Michigan have in common with a courtroom in Hayward, California? A nearly forgotten social skill. Read more.

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Geographic Mobility in America — Watching My Grown-Up Kids Disappear

Most of my grandmother’s children – there were seven of them – lived out their lives within walking distance of their mother’s white frame house in Scottville, Michigan. Not my father. He moved away. So did I. So has my son.

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The Scottville, Michigan, High School Football Team — 1929

A photo of the Scottville, Michigan, High School Football Team — 1929

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A Case of the Human Condition: I’m a Woman with a — Sprawling — Past

The trouble with painting inside your closets is — everything has to come out of them.
And then what do you do with all your beloved stuff?

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A Case of the Human Condition: Would My Husband Like to Add My Name to His?

Jon and I had been married nearly 12 years. It was time to pop the question again. I had taken his last name as mine. Would he like to add my maiden name to his?

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