Author Archives: Bookworm

Shrayer interview

Boston College Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer was interviewed by Jewish Telegraphic Agency about his recent book, With or Without You: The Prospect for Today’s Jews in Russia (Academic Studies Press, 2017). Part historical and cultural investigation, and … Continue reading

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How America went haywire

Bestselling writer Kurt Andersen—acclaimed for his analysis of historical and cultural trends— will give a talk on January 24 at 7 p.m., in Gasson 100. The topic of his address is that of his recent book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: … Continue reading

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By the numbers

Summing It Up: From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory (Princeton University Press), written by BC mathematicians Avner Ash and Robert Gross, is now available in paperback. Appropriate for numbers novices as well as college math majors, Summing It Up uses addition as … Continue reading

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Lamott’s  Hallelujah Anyway

The School of Theology and Ministry’s non-credit online program, STM Online: Crossroads, is presenting a 4-week book club course on Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy (Riverhead Books, 2017). In the book, which entwines essays and narratives, Lamott rediscovers mercy in the everyday … Continue reading

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More from the Outcasts

Whispers of Spring, the third installment in Chuck Abdella‘s Outcasts fantasy book series, has been published. The series continues to follow the story of Octavia, Alexia, Quintus, Hector and friends. As the adventure continues, some secrets will be revealed, and others will … Continue reading

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Put on your game face

Boston College alumna Brigitte Henry Cooper has written four titles for the Game Face series published by Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon/ABDO Publishing. Cooper’s books, which are geared for readers in elementary and middle school, feature a different girl and … Continue reading

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The other Middle East

The new book The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature (Yale University Press, 2018) offer readers a nuanced understanding of the mosaic that is the contemporary Middle East. The anthology, compiled by Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies … Continue reading

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