Category Archives: Alumni Authors

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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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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Yes Please

Yes Please (Harper Collins/Dey Street Books, 2014) is the new book by award-winning actress and former “SNL” cast member Amy Poehler, a Boston College alumna. Poehler, star of the NBC show “Parks and Recreation,” is a writer, director, producer and cofounder … Continue reading

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Damsels in Distress

Award-winning writer Laura Kenyon, a BC alumna, has published the second book in her Desperately Ever After series, which takes a whimsical look at the most beloved fairy tale princesses several years after true love’s kiss. Set in a fictional realm based on New … Continue reading

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Endangered species

BC alumna Yang Huang’s novel Living Treasures (Harvard Square Editions, 2014) is set in China, Huang’s native country. Huang tells the story of Gu Bao, a law student who befriends a panda and a woman hiding from China’s one-child policy enforcers. … Continue reading

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Happiness 101

Adam M. Green, a Boston College alumnus and theology teacher at Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio, writes in America magazine about how Saint Thomas Aquinas is his guide to teaching his students about real happiness. “I explain how many … Continue reading

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Russian revolutionary

Vera Figner, a Russian noblewoman turned revolutionary terrorist, is the subject of a new biography by Boston College alumna Lynne Ann Hartnett. In The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: Surviving the Russian Revolution (Indiana University Press, 2014), Harnett reveals how Figner survived the … Continue reading

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