Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Postcards from Paris

In Bettyville (Viking, 2015), magazine and book editor George Hodgman, travels from New York City to Paris, but readers should not expect a glamorous travelogue. The destination is Paris, Missouri, and Hodgman returns to his childhood home and cares for his mother who … Continue reading

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Blueprints

Boston College alumna and best-selling author Barbara Delinsky has published her latest novel, Blueprints (St. Martin’s Press, 2015). Blueprints is the story of Caroline and Jamie MacAfee. The day after her 56th birthday, Caroline is told that she is too old to … Continue reading

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Why literature matters

In The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), Boston College alumnus Robert Waxler contends that deep and close readings of literature can help people understand themselves and the world around them. He says people need … Continue reading

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From West Africa

In her book, African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America (New York University Press, 2014), Boston College alumna Violet Showers Johnson and co-author Marilyn Halter tell the story of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United … Continue reading

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Book prize for alumnus

Boston College alumnus Kyle G. Volk has been honored with the 2015 Merle Curti Prize in Intellectual History by the Organization of American Historians for his book, Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2014). Volk’s … Continue reading

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The Quest of Miles Arthur

Boston College alumnus C.E. Zyburo has published his debut novel, Miles Arthur and the Quest for the King’s Scabbard (Wee Creek Press, 2015). It is a young adult fantasy novel about a high school student who is thrust into a medieval adventure. … Continue reading

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BC Strong

Author Dave Wedge, a Boston College alumnus, will participate in the panel “BC Strong: Boston College Alumni Share Their Stories of the Marathon Bombings” taking place at Robsham Theater on Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. Wedge, a former reporter for … Continue reading

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