Author Archives: Bookworm

Jesus

Best-selling author and Jesuit priest James Martin, SJ, has published a new book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage (HarperCollins, 2014), that offers readers a unique look at both the human emotions and divine activities of Jesus. According to the publisher, the book … Continue reading

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The books they love

This semester’s lineup of speakers for BC’s Lowell Humanities Series was stellar. Kudos to Boston College Professor of English Carlo Rotella, director of the Lowell Humanities Series, and his team for organizing the lecture series and Boston College and the Lowell … Continue reading

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Hangout with Boston Strong author

BC alumnus Dave Wedge, an investigative journalist and author of the forthcoming book Boston Strong, will participate in a Google hangout today from  2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Wedge’s book, co-written with New York Times best-selling author Casey Sherman, is a compelling, dramatic non-fiction account … Continue reading

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Happily ever after?

In her first novel, BC alumna Laura Kenyon imagines the “happily ever after” lives of beloved fairy tale princesses, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel and friends. Desperately Ever After has been described as  one part Sex and the City, two parts Desperate … Continue reading

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Jesuit Post book

The bright, young minds that brought the world The Jesuit Post (TJP)–a website featuring commentary from young Jesuits on the intersection of faith and culture–have published a new book of essays titled, The Jesuit Post (Orbis Books). In addition to 20 original … Continue reading

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Poet Spotlight: Spece

In honor of National Poetry Month, BC Bookmarks spotlights BC alumnus Joseph Spece, editor of SHARKPACK Poetry Review and author of the poetry collection Roads. According to Hannah Fries of Orion Magazine: “The language of Joseph Spece is richly musical, at once strange and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart, who wrote about her traumatic abduction and nine months of captivity in her best-selling memoir My Story (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will speak at Boston College on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Smart’s testimony helped to convict … Continue reading

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Girls like us

Author Rachel Lloyd will present “Girls Like Us: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls in the US” on Apr. 8 at 4 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Lloyd is the founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue

Best-selling author Emma Donoghue will present “Slippery Characters: Writing Historical Fiction in the Information Age” on April 9 at 7 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. Donoghue is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel Room, among many other works. Her newest novel is Frog … Continue reading

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Emmy winner

Boston College will host “How to Write the Final Episode of 30 Rock: An Evening with Tracey Wigfield” on Apr. 7 at 7:00 pm in Devlin 008. Wigfield is a Boston College alumna and Emmy-winning writer. She is currently a writer and … Continue reading

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