Discover the latest books written by fellow graduates of the University of North Dakota.
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Tim Jochim, ’67, ’70, published “Employee Stock Ownership and Related Plans: Analysis and Practice.”
Sarah Vogel, ’67, published a book on her fight to save the family farm titled “The Farmer’s Lawyer.” Sarah was a featured author at the 2022 UND Writers Conference.
Janet (Reed) Gilsdorf, ’68, published, “Fever,” the story of one doctor’s quest to cure an insidious new disease while managing a tumultuous personal life. Gilsdorf is the Robert P. Kelch Research Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, where she participates in the care of children with complex infectious diseases.
Barb (Varberg) Solberg, ’69, ’72, ’07, published “What We Leave Behind,” a historical novel set during the Dust Bowl about an immigrant family that sends three of their daughters to Norway as the Nazi party rises to power. Her book is based on the Solberg’s family history, retelling the lives of her grandmother and three aunts.
Lynn C. Miller, ‘73, published “the Lost Archive,” an unusual collection of short stories. The characters in the stories often find themselves in defining moments and crisis situations. These characters search through the archives of memory, truth and experience, seeking to understand the past and present, and themselves.
Fabrice Moussus, ’73, published “Grab the Moment.” The author takes you behind-the-scenes of his 30 years as a video journalist for ABC News.
Dr. William Perry ’73, ’74, professor emeritus of computer information systems at the University of North Carolina, has published “Cold War: Cyber Spy.” The novel follows a Russian Spetznaz team sneaking into America to steal top secret computer technology. Computers become a tool of war and cyber spies become reality in this page-turner.
Mike Boyle, '74, edited “One Volume Seminary,” published in July 2022. The book provides 60 essays with practical advice for every aspect of church life.
Connie (George) Nelson, ’74, published “Cavalier: The Story of an Unsolved Murder in a Small Town,” a true crime memoir about the loss of her friend Dr. Jack Wahl.
Rich Lofthus, ’76, ’79, published “From Wentworth to the Western Front: The World War One Odyssey of Private John Warns,” an examination of the war from the perspective of Private John Warn’s family correspondence.
Carter McNamara, ’81, has released his memoir, “Wolf: A Memoir of Love and Atonement.”
Brian Peterson, ’81, published “Vanish,” a historical fiction retelling the rises and falls of the North Dakota oil patch region. Wrote one critic, “The book starts fast, hits hard and drills deep into the riches of the North Dakota oil patch region and even deeper into the hearts of those who call it home.”
Kevin and Reagan Pufall, ’86, published, “Glory Street and Oblivion Avenue: A Year in the Lives of Two Brothers from the Dawn of Email.” The book follows the two brothers’ online conversation when the internet was in its infancy.
Stephanie Schultz, ’91, published a children’s book, “If Dogs Can Talk.”
Kelly (Rahn) Radi, ’93,was awarded a Gold Award medal in the category of inspirational works from the Midwest Independent Publishers’ Association for her recent work, “Wonder-Full: Activate Your Inner Superpowers (No Cape Required).”
Dawn Marie (Berg) Duncan, ’94, published her children’s book, “Seraphina the Ballerina.”
Linda Hendrikson, ’94, ’99, co-authored two chapters in “Designing Mediation,” published by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation.
Jack B. Riedel, ’97, published “The Roaming Rebels.” In the 5th millennium, a teacher named Zade Theraman crosses the solar system determined to fulfill his resolution. Zade tells his story of nail-biting adventures, stunning planet fly-bys, desperate lows and everything in between. Along the way, he draws inspiration from a legendary and enigmatic vanguard known as The Roaming Rebels.
Anthony Viola, ‘98, published, “All Lies Begin with Truth,” a novel about the complications of natural gas extraction, its legalities, and the impact on a small western Kentucky town’s economy, infrastructure and surrounding environment.
Michael Herbert, ’06, published “Leaving Campus - A World War II Epitath,” the story of the lives of students at Bemidji State Teachers College who enlisted in miliary service at the U.S. was drawn into the war and who later lost their lives in the service to their country.
Jackie M. Stebbins, ’06, ’09, has published "Unwillable: A Journey to Reclaim My Brain," a memoir about her battle with autoimmune encephalitis, a rare and potentially fatal brain illness in which the person's immune system mistakenly attacks the brain. The illness left Jackie in cognitive failure, led to the end of her law career and nearly ended her life.
Joe Fields, ’10, has published “Zoë Wind: And the Duel with the Master Drocker,” the first book in the Skoldrun Legends, a YA fantasy series.
Wade Davidson, ’14, has published, “His Last Shift: The Playbook of Todd Davidson—through Hockey, Cancer, and the Journey Beyond Himself,” a novel retelling his brother’s cancer battle. The story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend everything.
Arturo R. Ortiz, ’15, has published “Defending Your Faith: Facts and Reasons for the Christian Worldview.”
Anthony Walsh, ’18, has published a children’s book, “Hockey is for Everyone.” Walsh wrote the book to be a resource for parents to have conversations about race with their children.