Books

  • The open window

    The open window

    Lucía Cerna, 15 Oct 2014

    A first-person account by the housekeeper in the Jesuit community at the University of Central America. She witnessed the killing of six Jesuits by government soliders, and telling the truth about that night cost her dearly.

    Fall 2014

  • What do you stand for?

    What do you stand for?

    Mary Jo (Hull) Ignoffo ’78, 15 Oct 2014

    The murder of six Jesuits and two women forced the couple who witnessed the crime to flee El Salvador. And the tragedy bound Santa Clara to the battered country more deeply than ever.

    Fall 2014

  • Redemption at the blackboard

    Redemption at the blackboard

    Anne Kniggendorf, 27 Sep 2014

    Lewis Buzbee ’79 looks back at his years in the classroom to ask the question, Don't our kids deserve what we had?

  • The Intel Trinity

    The Intel Trinity

    Stewart Pinkerton, 15 Aug 2014

    In his latest book, Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77 explores how a born leader, an ethereal genius, and a tough taskmaster built the most important company on the planet.

  • Conscience calling

    Conscience calling

    SCM, 15 Jun 2014

    Catherine Wolff edits a collection of essays devoted to heroes of conscience through the ages. Michael S. Malone ventures into novel-writing Silicon Valley style. And Mission history goes digital with an iBook from the deSaisset Museum.

    Summer 2014

  • The Catholic writer today

    The Catholic writer today

    Jay Hooks, S.J., and Dana Gioia, 20 Mar 2014

    Dana Gioia writes about matters of faith, writing, creativity, and courage. And he argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

  • Welcome to Citizenville

    Welcome to Citizenville

    Jim Cottrill, 15 Dec 2013

    Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

    Winter 2014

  • A brief history of zealotry

    A brief history of zealotry

    Reza Aslan '95, 15 Dec 2013

    Reza Aslan ’95 in conversation with three SCU scholars of religion—Paul Crowley, S.J., Catherine Murphy ’83, M.A. ’87, and David Pinault—about faith, politics, and how we talk about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Winter 2014

  • Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    With her latest work, The Valley of Amazement, just out, writer Amy Tan talks about how her first, groundbreaking novel, The Joy Luck Club, has its roots right here in Santa Clara.

    Winter 2014

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Alden Mudge, 15 Dec 2013

    With The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest, Nick Weber pens a meditative and humorous memoir about the two callings he heard: the Jesuit order and the circus.

    Winter 2014