Creative Works web extra*5 Minutes with the Saints: More Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers*, _edited by Lou DelFra, CSC, ’92, ’03M.Div. and Ann Primus Berends_ (Ave Maria Press). Written by members of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program, these reflections offer affirmation for educators facing the daily challenge of forming young hearts and mind. Each reflection includes a short excerpt by a saint, including Elizabeth Ann Seton, André Bessette and Ignatius of Loyola, on the spirituality of Catholic education, followed by a prayer. *A Life Short & Loud: And the Long Road Back*, _Kevin W. Luby ’84J.D._ (CreateSpace). On September 12, 2009, 20-year-old Conner Patrick Luby died in a car accident. Here his father explores the aftermath of that tragic accident, from his own shock, anguish and grief to the effect of his son’s death on family and friends. Along with that examination of a tumultuous time, he also presents a look at his son’s life, sharing a father’s joy and pain, and the memories of a life cut short. *The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living*, _Lisa M. Hendey ’85_ (Ave Maria Press). “I believe that when you and I err on the side of giving our own unique yeses to the call of God, we have the capacity to rock our world,” the author says. Using examples of her own spiritual journey, she outlines how the virtues of belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no and rebirth can lead to more generous living and saying yes to God. Each chapter concludes with questions for personal reflection and a prayer. *A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary*, _Brian Doyle ’78_ (Sorin Books). The prayers here feature hymns to shoes, nuns, chess, Girl Scouts and possums as well as celebrations of faith and family. “I pray that in the pages that follow,” the author says in his introductory prayer, “I will be able . . . to remind readers that we are handed miracles beyond number, every blessed moment, if only we can train ourselves to open and see and hear and taste and feel and smell and absorb them.” *Iris and the Gipper: The Tragic Love Story of George Gipp and Iris Trippeer*, _Frank McAdams_ (Amazon Digital Services). Narrated by Gipper’s former teammate Frank Coughlin, the novel chronicles the last 14 months of Gipp’s short life. Set against the Prohibition era, this work of fiction brings together two young people from diverse backgrounds and features notable characters who affected the early 20th century. The author is a lecturer in the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. *The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: Speaking Truth in Love*, _edited by Kristin M. Colberg ’94, ’09Ph.D., and Robert A. Krieg ’76Ph.D._ (Liturgical Press). Praised by Pope Francis for his “profound and serene” theology, Cardinal Kasper has explored such topics as the nature of the church-world relationship and the character of interreligious dialogue. Essayists commenting on the cardinal’s work include John Cavadini, director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life; Elizabeth Groppe ’99Ph.D.; Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., emeritus Notre Dame professor of theology, and Brian Daley, S.J., Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., and Cyril J. O’Regan, Notre Dame professors of theology. *Remembering Notre Dame: Part III: Gridiron and Glory*, _Michael D. Ciletti ’64, ’65M.A., ’68Ph.D._ (Corby Books). The final book in this Notre Dame “memory” and “place” series features photographs and brief descriptions of various athletic facilities, highlighting places where student athletes animate the life and lore of the University. The book is dedicated to former ND football coach Ara Parseghian. *Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and Finance*, _edited by Paul H. Schultz_ (The MIT Press). Passed by Congress in 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was designed to help prevent the type of catastrophic financial crisis that occurred in September 2008. Here, academics, regulators and practitioners discuss the ways the law might (or might not) work. The editor is a Notre Dame professor of finance. *Of Mice and Miracles: An American Educator’s Story*, _Frederick J. Day_ (2DonnBooks). A biography of Richard Martin ’63, who grew from a law-breaking teen to a gifted educator. Martin retired in 2014 from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, after 50 years as a coach, teacher and administrator. Martin’s classmate, Father Edward A. Malloy, CSC, the president emeritus of Notre Dame, said the book “captures the humanity of a person who genuinely loved the students entrusted to his care.” *Sauces: A Global History*, _Maryann Tebben ’92_ (Reaktion Books). An examination of the evolution of food technology through the centuries, from the fermented sauces in 5th century China to present-day sauces developed through molecular gastronomy. The author, an associate professor of French at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, discusses the history of American ketchup and Tabasco sauce, and the disputes over the Indian roots of British “Worcestershire” sauce. *The Cana Rosary: A Couple’s Prayer*, _Christopher A. Ebberwein ’93_ (CreateSpace). How does each mystery of the rosary illuminate aspects of marriage and family life? These meditations for engaged and married couples foster an encounter with Jesus, Mary and the disciples as models for the couple to live their lives together. The prayer book is designed to encourage couples to consider virtuous responses to all of life’s moments together.
_Carol Schaal is managing editor of this magazine._