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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The Oakland Tribune Tower — A 1923 Structure With a Twenty-First Century View

the view from the Oakland Tribune Tower. In the foreground, the Bank of America Building. In the background, the 1111 Broadway and the Clorox Building. In the distance, the Bay Bridge. Photos by Barbara Newhall

As a reporter, I was never invited to the lofty heights of the Oakland Tribune Tower. On the paper’s last day of publication I finally got my chance. Read more.

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BookExpo America: Dog Books, Funny Books, Holy Books, Swag

The exhibit hall of Book Expo America 2016 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Barbara Newhall

BookExpo America — the trade show where a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog were equally at home. Read more.

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Blame My Spam-Riddled Inbox If I’ve Been Ignoring You

Papers stacked in a home office inbox -- like a spam-riddled email in-blox. Photo by Barbara Newhall

It’s been kinda lonesome here at BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com lately. That’s because of my my spam-riddled in-box – no one can get through. Read more.

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‘Dog Medicine’ — A Dog-Lover’s Journey From Depression to Health

Julie Barton, author of 'Dog Medicine,' with her soul mate dog Bunker, 2007. Photo by Heather Knape, heather Knape.com.

I’m not crazy about dogs. But I am crazy about a book called “Dog Medicine.” (“Soulmates” photo by Heather Knape.) Read more.

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I’m Thankful for Friends, Family, Pumpkin Pie and — It’s a Girl!

Christina Newhall takes stuffing from 2013 Thanksgiving turkey. Dad Jon helps. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Eleven things I’m thankful for this season. And, once again, pumpkin pie and stuffing make the list. Read more.

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Jeff Greenwald and Kevin Griffin — A Funny Buddhist and a Happy One

Buddhist author Jeff Greenwald. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Jeff Greenwald is a master of the upstart art of finding God funny. Kevin Griffin writes about the commonalities between Buddhism and 12-step programs. Read more.

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