Barbara Falconer Newhall’s book Wrestling With God has recently won several accolades. If you haven’t already, check out her now award-winning book! A first prize gold IPPY in the Religion Eastern-Western category from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Also a finalist place in three other contests: Foreword Review’s INDIEFAB contest, the American Book Awards, and the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. “Wrestling with God” also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-939221-25-4 Congrats, Barbara!
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Wrestling With God by Barbara Falconer Newhall Saturday, April 11th, 2015 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com It’ll be a spirited night at Book Passage when we join Barbara Falconer Newhall in a book launch for her new book Wrestling With God. Wrestling With God presents the intimate first-person narratives of thoughtful Americans seeking to live their faith in an increasingly secular, multicultural and globalized world. The stories are woven together by Barbara’s own spiritual quest as she reveals how the people she has interviewed have moved her along on her personal journey – from a restless yearning for the lost God of her Christian childhood to a new and unexpected kind of faith. Among the storytellers in Wrestling With God are a Native American, a Nobel Laureate physicist, a World War II POW, a former Buddhist monk, a Shamanic priestess and an atheist. Seekers and believers alike will find inspiration in the Barbara’s journey toward a belief that can withstand the challenges of our twenty-first-century world. Barbara Falconer Newhall is a journalist with experience as an editor, feature writer, columnist and religion reporter on magazines and major metropolitan daily
Left Coast Writer® Barbara Falconer Newhall has recently written a wonderful article about Gary Kamiya and his talk at the October Left Coast Writers® salon. You can find this story, along with many other great stories, articles and blog posts at Barbara’s website, http://barbarafalconernewhall.com. Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to write a 385-page book. The San Francisco author and co-founder of Salon.com described his predicament earlier this month to a roomful of authors and author wannabes gathered in the writers room at the back of Book Passage, Marin county’s powerhouse independent bookstore. It was the first day of Kamiya’s brand new job as executive editor of San Francisco magazine, but he had taken time out to cross the Golden Gate Bridge to read from his new book and to share writing tips with members of the Left Coast Writers salon. The book was Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, which is selling very nicely in the San Francisco Bay Area, thank you, and has received a New York Times review that promises to make his