Edward Vasta

Edward Vasta is a medievalist with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Fulbright Scholarship for the study of Italian literature at the University of Florence, Italy, an MA from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Stanford. Having taught at Notre Dame for forty years, he has published five scholarly books, many scholarly articles and reviews, three novels (Love and Redemption, To Carthage We Came, Family Passions), as well as two short-story collections: Tales from the Hidden Apple and Mud Pie Mysteries: Fables about Children in God’s World (all OakTara).

 

 Edward and Geraldine Vasta

Literature and art have been the respective personal preoccupations of Edward and Geraldine Vasta both before and during their 58 years of marriage. When they met, Edward was studying literature and creative writing at the University of Notre Dame (he also received a Fulbright Scholarship for the study of Italian literature at the University of Florence, Italy, an MA from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Stanford, then taught at Notre Dame for forty years), and Geraldine did photo coloring for portraits produced by professional photographers. During their marriage, the invention of color film ended Geraldine’s professional job, but she continued her drawing, painting, watercoloring, ceramic work, and crafts. These stories were written for Edward and Geraldine’s six children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and were read as bedtime stories.

 

Books by Edward Vasta

Love and Redemption
To Carthage We Came
Family Passions
Tales from the Hidden Apple
Mud Pie Mysteries