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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

‘Wrestling with God’ Celebrates Its First Year

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Mom With Kids — The Home Office Blues

This old Oakland Tribune column is riddled with late-20th-century artifacts: videocassettes, an Apple desktop, an 8086 microprocessor, He-Man toys, a … [Read more...]