Category Archives: Alumni Authors

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 With an unpublished manuscript by … Continue reading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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The other side

Boston College alumnus Robert Colacurcio has published The Other Side of Suicide (Xlibris, 2015) to offer a full discussion and consideration of a host of questions not being asked today in the discussion of suicide. Colacurcio has a number of book titles … Continue reading

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Writing & sports

Boston College alumnus Bob Ryan has been called the “quintessential American sportswriter.” After decades as a writer/columnist for the Boston Globe, Ryan has published the bestseller Scribe: My Life in Sports (Bloomsbury, 2014). Part memoir and part Boston sports history, Scribe recounts Ryan’s childhood, … Continue reading

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Mystery on the Outer Banks

Award-winning author Kathryn O’Sullivan has published the third novel in her Colleen McCabe mystery series, Neighing with Fire ( St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur, 2015). The series is set in the Outer Banks village of Corolla, North Carolina and features Fire Chief Colleen McCabe. O’Sullivan, who earned a … Continue reading

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