Between the Lines: The Stories behind Three Memoirs

By Magazine Staff  |  Photos by David Rehor

Delving into issues such as autism, infertility, the murder of a beloved uncle, and a husband’s lifesaving gift of a kidney, these Greyhounds’ recent memoirs offer an intimate glimpse into the strength that inspires them to tell their stories.

Learn about the authors and read excerpts from their books.

Autism’s Impact on a Family

The story behind One of Us: A Family’s Life with Autism by Mark Osteen, Ph.D., professor of English

Encountering God’s Grace through Suffering

The story behind Burst: A Story of God’s Grace When Life Falls Apart by Kevin Wells, ’90

A Husband’s Gift through Kidney Donation

The story behind Moonface by Angela Balcita, ’96

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  • Posted by Frank L Christ | April 7, 2011

    Great redesigned website. I especially liked the spotlight on alumni memoirs.BTW, I am probably the last of the WWII military who not only received a graduate degree from Loyola but was its Acting Director of the English Department from 1946-1952. I became an Emeritus ofr CSU Long Beach in 1989 and continue to consult, offer national webinars, and author articles and books related to online learning.
    My careers included combat engineer and demolition specialist, English instructor,director of a Great Boooks program at a small Benedictine college, director of a reading clinic at Loyola University Los Angeles, corporate consultant (11 years), director of the first learning assistance support system in higher education at CSU Long Beach, Visiting Scholar at University of Arizona, textbook author, developer and content editor for a web portal(, weekly columnist, and keynoter for professional conferences and webinar presenter. And still not really retired. Collegially…..

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