The Best American Catholic Short Stories captures twenty of the best short stories from thirteen American Catholic writers over the past seventy-five years. Spanning most of the twentieth century, the stories in this collection deal with many of the issues brought into the spotlight with Vatican II. Pat Schnapp and Dan McVeigh have assembled an extraordinary collection that is unique in its subject and scope. Major contributors include Mary Gordon, Flannery O'Connor, Ron Hansen, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Richard Russo.
A member of the Sisters of Mercy, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patricia Schnapp is associate professor of English at Siena Heights University. Daniel McVeigh is also professor of English at Siena Heights University. Both live in Adrian, Michigan.