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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Subway Tiles? Not in My Kitchen

Subway tiles in Budapest's Oktogon metro station with grimy grout. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Subway tiles. You see them everywhere — in people’s houses and all over HGTV. But there’s one place you’ll never see them — my kitchen. Read more.

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Matthias Church — Budapest’s Splashy, Gorgeous, Over-the-Top Church of Kings

The roof of Budapest's Matthias Church was added in the late 19th century. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The spectacular painted interiors of Budapest’s beloved Matthias Church make it a must-see for lovers of folk art and art nouveau. Read more.

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Autumn in the Garden, When Sensible Plants Pack It In for the Winter . . . And a Healing Ankle

Autumn in the garden where, like it or not, the seasons impose their wills on every living thing. Photo by Barbara Newhall

It was autumn in the garden and all the grim stuff that happens as winter sets in — death, rot, shrivel and retreat — made for a thing of beauty. Read more.

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My Ancestral Ghosts — Are They Haunting This Halloween House in Minnesota?

Are my ancestral ghosts haunting this Red Wing house decorated for Halloween. Barbara Falconer Newhall traveled to Red Wing, MN, to look for her 3x great-grandmother's houses. This house, a duplex, built in 1920, stands at the location on Third St. where her ancestor lived. Photos by Barbara Newhall

Could my ancestral ghosts be haunting this Halloween house in Red Wing, Minnesota? I wanted to think so. Read more.

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Rain Taxi Review Puts on a Lively Book Fest

Tim Jollymore of Oakland, writes novels. Here with Barbara Falconer Newhall, author of Wrestling with God, at the Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The Twin Cities Book Festival, sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books, was a book-lover’s paradise: Minnesota authors, publishers and, of course, books. Read more.

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Airbnb — When a Home Away From Home Gets Way Too Homey

It's no Airbnb, but rather a real Bed and Breakfast, cluttered but clean and cozy. Candlewyck House, Pentwater, MI. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Airbnb is supposed to be a good deal — homey and cheap. But maybe, really I’d be better off in a real bed and breakfast like this one. Read more.

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