Author Archives: Bookworm

Back to 1973

Boston College alumna Catherine Chant blends time travel, romance, and rock n’ roll in her new novel, Nothing Stays the Same. It tells the story of 16-year-old Brennan Basford who goes back in time to try to alter the life of his late … Continue reading

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Leading online and off

Effective school leaders see today’s myriad digital distractions—email, websites, apps, tweet—as calls to action and learning opportunities, according to Stephen J. Valentine and Reshan Richards, co-authors of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Drawing on … Continue reading

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Book review by Perkins

Professor of Theology Pheme Perkins takes a timely look at The World’s Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria by Michael Peppard in a review for America magazine. Peppard’s text offers a historical and theological reassessment of art and … Continue reading

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Book II of the Outcasts Series

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella has published the second book in his fantasy/adventure series, the Outcasts. The Darkest Forests picks up where the first installment, The Lies of Autumn, left off, following the quest of Marcus, Quintus, Octavia, Gwen, Synthyya, and Alexia … Continue reading

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Grad student reviews Laurus

Theology Department doctoral student Nathaniel Peters reviews the award-winning book Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin (translation by Lisa C. Hayden) for Commonweal magazine. Laurus, which has won two major Russian book prizes, has been listed in the company of such works as … Continue reading

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Essay prize in Latin American thought

The American Philosophical Association has awarded its 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought to BC alumnus Sebastian Purcell for his essay “Neltilitzli and the Good Life: On Aztec Ethics.” Sponsored by the APA Committee on Hispanics, the prize is awarded to the author of the … Continue reading

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“Citizen Kane” at 75

In America magazine, Fr. Richard A. Blake, S.J., writes about the relevance and timelessness of the film “Citizen Kane,” which had its general release to American audiences 75 years ago. Fr. Blake is a professor of film studies at BC … Continue reading

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