Books in print

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Three Weeks With My Brother, Nicholas Sparks ’88 and Micah Sparks (Warner Books). Best-selling author Nicholas, known for romantic love stories, and his brother, Micah, took a three-week trip around the world last year. As Nicholas writes, the book is a story of two journeys: “one that took my brother and me to exotic places around the world, and another, a lifetime in the making, that has led us to become the best of friends.” That lifetime, as readers learn, has been too often marred by tragedies that tested their faith. Black-and-white family photos are sprinkled throughout the text.

Keep the Faith, Change the Church: The Battle by Catholics for the Soul of Their Church,

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Books in Print

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Notre Dame vs. The Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan, Todd Tucker’90 (Loyola Press). During two days of riots in May 1924, Notre Dame students took on the Indiana KKK. The KKK wasn’t reacting to the students’ race but to their religion—Catholicism. “Look around: they are already taking over the schools, flaunting our laws, changing the very nature of the United States, a Protestant country at its birth,” a KKK

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Reconstructing a Fair to Remember

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

It was all so new and exciting: Electricity! Moving pictures! Refrigerators! Ice cream cones! Photos of the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri, reveal a stunning vista of white palaces, lagoons, pavilions and gardens. Then it was gone; the building torn down, the grounds returned to a park.

“It’s very frustrating,” says Saint Louis native Jim Blase ‘81J.D., "because we heard a lot about it but can’t picture it."…

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Inside the Game with Notre Dame Sports Books

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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It’s time, says Mike Coffey ‘91, for Notre Dame basketball fans to get over their inferiority complex.

A software engineer for a South Bend firm, Coffey also serves as men’s basketball editor of NDNation.com. When Torin Francis gave his commitment in 2001 to play basketball at Notre Dame, a writer on the NDNation message board expressed surprise. "One person said, ‘Boy, this kind of thing never happens in Notre Dame basketball.’…

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Momotombo Press

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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Francisco Aragon, a fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and a 2003 graduate of the MFA program at Notre Dame, is the founding editor and director of Momotombo Press. The press, which supports emerging Latino/a writers, is named after a volcano in Nicaragua. Aragon recently moved the press from Davis, California, to Notre Dame. This fall the press debuts in its new home with the publication of Arroyo

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