Author Archives: Bookworm

Whodunit in DC?

BC alumna Colleen J. Shogan, who serves as Deputy Director of National and International Outreach for the Library of Congress, also is the author of the Washington Whodunit mystery book series. The first book, Stabbing in the Senate (Camel Press, 2015) won a 2016 … Continue reading

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Life of Virginia

BC alumna Beverly Mayne Kienzle has penned a biography of her grandmother, Virginia Cary Hudson (1894-1954), whose collection of essays, published after her death, sold more than a million copies and was on the New York Times Best Seller list for … Continue reading

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Forming student leaders

The book 5 Steps to Effective Student Leadership: Insights & Examples (New City Press, 2014) combines student affairs best practices with Ignatian spirituality in a resource for the formation of student leaders. Inspired by the lives and experiences of actual student leaders, … Continue reading

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The Hopefuls

Best-selling author and Boston College alumna Jennifer Close tells a story about ambition and marriage in her new novel, The Hopefuls (Knopf, 2016). Husband and wife Matt and Beth, newcomers to Washington, D.C., befriend a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and … Continue reading

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Tavarelli’s Star Fragments

BC Fine Arts Professor of the Practice Andrew Tavarelli has traveled extensively in Bali and Southeast Asia—always with a journal, a set of watercolors, and a camera. Material from Tavarelli’s travel journal provided the basis for his unpublished novel, False Stars. Now, Tavarelli has … Continue reading

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Catholic Press book awards

Boston College professors Richard Gaillardetz, Kristin Heyer, and Stephen Pope recently won book awards from the Catholic Press Association. More from BC  News.    

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Hogs Wild

There’s a wealth of information about everything from meteorites to shrapnel in Ian Frazier’s new book, but you read his work primarily for the encounter between his sensibility and the world, according to a New York Times review of Frazier’s new … Continue reading

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