Maggie Sharpe

Author gives talk in Montclair

Kathleen Caldwell, right, owner of A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair Village, hosted popular Bay Area writer Anne Lamott, left, Nov. 15 at Montclair Presbyterian Church. Lamott, who is launching her latest book, "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essentials of Prayers," talked about prayer, faith and sobriety, all with her usual generous dollop of political and familial humor.