Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Take a ride on a Swan Boat

Boston College alumna Frances Driscoll, a former teacher in the Boston Public Schools, has published The Swan Boat Ride, which tells the story of a young girl’s ride with her grandmother on the Swan Boats in Boston’s Public Garden. It … Continue reading

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Remembering the Emerald Isle Classic

Boston College alumnus Jim O’Brien, the man behind the Emerald Isle Classic–the first American college football game played in Europe, has released a commemorative book about the historic event. The Match, tells the story of the BC-Army game played on November 19, … Continue reading

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Murder on the Outer Banks

Boston College alumna Kathryn O’Sullivan has published a new mystery novel, Murder on the Hoof (St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur, 2014). It is a sequel to her novel Foal Play, which was awarded the St. Martin’s Minotaur/Malice Domestic Best Traditional Mystery Novel prize. Like Foal Play, … Continue reading

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Southwest art

Alumna Margaret Moore Booker, who studied art history as an undergraduate at Boston College, is the author of the award-winning book, Southwest Art Defined: An Illustrated Guide (Rio Nuevo Publishers). The volume is an illustrated reference guide to Southwestern art and … Continue reading

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Irregulars

Boston College alumnus Kevin McCarthy is the author of two historical fiction novels published in Ireland. Peeler (Mercier Press, 2010) was selected by the Irish Times as one of its Top Ten Thrillers of 2010 and by the Philadelphia Inquirer as … Continue reading

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Herzlich has “What It Takes”

Super Bowl champion and former Boston College football star Mark Herzlich has written (with Isaac Eger) What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game (NAL/Penguin, 2014), a new book that tells his story from his childhood to … Continue reading

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Identity

BC alumnus Tim Holmes has published the second edition of Beyond Faith and Reason (Tate Publishing), an expanded and revised edition of his seminal critique of identity. From Soren Kierkegaard to Jean-Paul Sartre, Emmanuel Levinas and more, a carefully selected array … Continue reading

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Leading schools in the technology age

Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning, an e-book co-authored by BC alumnus Stephen Valentine and Dr. Reshan Richards, seeks to help school leaders improved their skills in a rapidly changing, technology-driven landscape. This book will guide educational administrators who … Continue reading

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RIP Ann Murray Paige

The Boston Globe has published an appreciation of BC alumna Ann Murray Paige, author of pink tips: breast cancer advice from someone who’s been there, who passed away in March. In addition to her book, Paige co-wrote and starred in a … Continue reading

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Whitey: Convicted

In their new book, Boston College alumna Margaret McLean and award-winning investigative reporter Jon Leiberman offer an insider’s view of the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. McLean, a former prosecutor and legal analyst, attended every day of the Bulger trial. Whitey on … Continue reading

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