Category Archives: Alumni Authors

A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka

Alumnus Lev Golinkin will discuss his memoir, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, at BC on January 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100.  Golinkin came to the US as a child refugee from the … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Came

Alumna Mary Rakow blends fable and theology in her new novel, This Is Why I Came (Counterpoint, 2015). The novel offers readers biblical stories reimagined by Bernadette, a lapsed Catholic who comes back to church on Good Friday after a … Continue reading

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Becoming Washington

In his new book Becoming George Washington (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2015), BC alumnus Steve Yoch tells the story of how an insecure, fatherless boy rises to become one of the country’s founding fathers. Becoming George Washington follows Washington through the French & Indian … Continue reading

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The Abbey from Fr. Martin

James Martin, SJ, a Jesuit priest and best-selling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, has published his first novel, The Abbey (HarperOne, 2015). The story is about three people (a divorced woman dealing with the death of her … Continue reading

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Way Down in Louisiana

Way Down in Louisiana: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2015) is a collection of profiles of musicians from Cajun and Creole country, a place where tradition and innovation rub against one another from the kitchen to … Continue reading

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Lincoln & the 13th Ammendment

This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. In his new book, Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), Boston College alumnus Christian G. Samito examines how Lincoln’s opposition to amending the … Continue reading

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Mass. Book Award

Alumnus Paul Reynolds, a part-time faculty member in the Communication Department, has been recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book with a 2015 Massachusetts Book Award for his picture book, Going Places (Simon & Schuster, 2014). The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize … Continue reading

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