"To be mentioned in a book is another in a long series of affirmations of the church's important role in the community," said administrator Msgr. Lawrence Baird. "I guess the number of those who are fans of USC at St. John Vianney reflects the general population of the area."
In the past months, the book has drawn favorable reviews from several media outlets, including People magazine and Entertainment Weekly, and Callanan was invited to serve as a panelist for last month's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, where he spoke on the power of fiction.
"It's picked up some great buzz," Callanan said. "It was reviewed in the Britney's haircut issue of People, so I know a lot of people picked that one up."