Author Archives: Bookworm

Life on 6th Street

Sociologist Alice Goffman, author of On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (The University of Chicago Press, 2014), will speak on Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101.  Listed among the best nonfiction books of 2014 by Publisher’s … Continue reading

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The Whiskey of Our Discontent

Shakespeare, Not Stirred (Perigee Books, 2015), a new book co-authored by Associate Professor of English Caroline Bicks that seeks to relate Shakespeare to everyday life, presents cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the Bard’s characters and their predicaments. The volume … Continue reading

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The New Bostonians

Boston College History Professor Marilynn Johnson examines the historical confluence of recent immigration and urban transformation in the Boston area in her new book, The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area since the 1960s (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015). Since the … Continue reading

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Incarnate Grace

Boston College alumna Moira Linehan’s second collection of poetry, Incarnate Grace (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), explores various meanings of the word margin. “Margin” is chosen by the poet after hearing the word in response to her breast cancer diagnosis. From … Continue reading

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The story of Samuel Battle

Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Browne has published One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York (Beacon Press, 2015), the story of New York City’s first African American police officer. With an unpublished manuscript by … Continue reading

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Poet Brendan Galvin and the natural world

Award-winning poet Brendan Galvin, a Boston College alumnus, has published a book of poetry titled The Air’s Accomplices (LSU Press, 2015). The collection vividly evokes Galvin’s love for the rugged landscapes of Cape Cod and Ireland and their inhabitants. Weaving themes of … Continue reading

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The Outcasts

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella, who teaches history at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., has published his debut novel, The Outcasts: Book I: The Lies of Autumn.  The novel is described as “fantasy with a twist, with equal helpings … Continue reading

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