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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A Lost Child in Wartime Detroit — A Headscarf Story

a lost child in wartime Detroit . Kern's Department Store, Detori., 1942. Photo courtesy of US Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information - Library of Congress-Prints & Photographs online catalog Public Domain 1942-07-00

I couldn’t see the point of my mother’s skimpy yellow babushka — until the day I found myself a lost child in a cavernous Detroit department store. Read more.

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Something Old — Ten Ideas, Old and New, From a Mother of the Bride

Christina Newhall checks out her wedding venue -- something old. Photo by Barbara Newhall

As a mother of the bride whose past reaches deep into the 20th century, I’ve got lots of ideas for my daughter’s wedding day “something old.” Read more.

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Little Girl Lost — My Mother’s Magical Babushka

facade of Hudson't downtwon Detroit store, mid-20th century.

When I was three or four years old, my mother took me shopping at a big department store in downtown Detroit. It might have been Crowley’s or Kern’s or Hudson’s. Shoppers crowded the aisles and soon, my mother and I got separated and I found myself alone. Read more.

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Winter Solstice — My Mother’s Last Words to Me Before She Died

tinka falconer at Lake Michigan

My mother’s last words to me were nothing much. No parting words of love. No heartfelt messages to the grandchildren. Read more.

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My Mother’s Goneness

My mother is gone, but when she died, she left a few things behind — a battered old purse, a small sofa she liked to call the loveseat.

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