"Wrestling with God" book with Barbara Falconer Newhall

Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

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

The BookExpo America 2016 exhibit hall, McCormick Place, Chicago. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

What do a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog have in common? They were all part of the mix at last week’s BookExpo [Read more…]

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Orinda Books to Host Local Authors — Including Me — on Saturday

Maria, the proprietor of Orinda Books, CA, and author Barbara Falconer Newhall. Photo by Jon Newhall

Maria Roden, the proprietor of Orinda Books, hosted a book talk and signing for “Wrestling with God” last spring. Photo by Jon Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Join me and other local authors at Orinda Books tomorrow for book talks and lots of book conversation.

The bookstore’s first Local Author Festival is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Orinda author and entrepreneur Tamara Monosoff will [Read more…]

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‘Wrestling with God’ Celebrates Its First Year

Barbara Falconer Newhall, author of "Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith," reads from her book at the podium of the Book Passage Bookstore, Corte Madera, CA, April, 2015. Photo by Cheryl McLaughlin

Reading from WWG at the Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, California. Photo by Cheryl McLaughlin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

It’s official, “Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith” has been out there for people to buy, borrow, read and talk about for a full year as of this week. Here’s what folks have been saying about it:

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A Wild and Wonderful Ride

Publishers Weekly, Starred review: “Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read [Read more…]

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

Cover of "Dog Medicine," a memoir by Julie Barton, Think Piece Press, 2015.

Cover photo by Bev Sparks

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

“I hope you’ll see yourself in this book,” Julie Barton writes in the prologue to her new memoir “Dog Medicine.”

No, I don’t see myself in this book. I don’t have depression, not the major type anyway. My brothers didn’t beat me up as a kid. And I’m not crazy about dogs. But I am [Read more…]

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Mom With Kids — The Home Office Blues

A 1986 home office with computer, crib, toddler and cat. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Our 1986 home office complete with kids, crib, rocking chair, changing table, cat — and computers. Photo by Barbara Newhall

This old Oakland Tribune column is riddled with late-20th-century artifacts: videocassettes, an Apple desktop, an 8086 microprocessor, He-Man toys, a long-forgotten computer game called Choplifter, and a lone 60-watt light bulb.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, June 8, 1987

Christina, 3, has the best room in the house, the one with the view of Mount Tamalpais.

At least, it used to be Christina’s room. Now, she has just the dim, windowless half of it. The part with the view belongs to our home office. [Read more…]

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