Author Archives: Bookworm

Escape from the Soviet Union

Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin has published A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014), about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War, with only 10 suitcases, six hundred dollars, and the … Continue reading

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Book art by Barbara Adams Hebard

Two book bindings by Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard are on display at 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Hebard’s work is part of Showcase 16, an exhibition of members of the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of … Continue reading

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The public life of love

Is it possible to recuperate love as a public value in the United States? How would it function in an era characterized by so much antagonism, even hatred? At the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, David Kyuman … Continue reading

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Five College Dialogues

Boston College alumnus Ian Thomas Malone has recently published, Five College Dialogues (TouchPoint Press, 2014), a book that is a philosophic comedic treatise on college life. According to the publisher: George Tecce, a graduate student working as a teaching assistant in the … Continue reading

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Writing about religion in a polarized age

Boston College will host a panel of writers who will discuss their insights regarding contemporary discourse on religion, including the challenges that exist for those who desire to engage in thoughtful reflection on provocative topics. “Writing about Religion in a Polarized … Continue reading

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Infographics 101

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gareth Cook will present “Infographics: The Origins and Future of Visual Thinking” on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101. In the Best American Infographics 2014, editor Gareth Cook has assembled a compendium of the finest … Continue reading

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Praise for Fr. Dan’s Merton book

Considered one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century, Thomas Merton was a Trappist Monk profoundly shaped by Franciscan spirituality. In his new book, Theology Department doctoral student Daniel Horan, OFM writes about the Franciscan influence in Merton’s life and … Continue reading

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