Author Archives: Bookworm

300 years of Ireland’s literary history

Irish Literature in Transition is six-volume series from Cambridge University Press that tracks patterns of transmission and transformation between and across the centuries of Irish literature, from 1700 to the present. The general editors for the series are Boston College … Continue reading

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A memoir about moving forward

The life and career of Virginia Buckingham, the woman in charge of Boston’s Logan International Airport on 9/11, was torn apart after terrorists hijacked two planes and flew them into the World Trade Center. She was forced to resign and … Continue reading

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The Clearing

The Clearing (Milkweed Editions, 2020), winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, is the debut collection of poetry from BC English Department Associate Professor of the Practice Allison Adair. According to the publisher, The Clearing is “luminous and electric from … Continue reading

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Andy Hargreaves memoir

When you are an educator, even your memoir provides lessons. Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility (Solution Tree, 2020) follows internationally renowned educational policy expert and author Andy Hargreaves from his early days in 1950s Northern England to … Continue reading

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Green bioethics

In her book Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (Michigan State University Press, 2019), author Cristina Richie lays out a framework for evaluating the sustainability of medical developments, techniques, and procedures. She calls for a joining of biomedical … Continue reading

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The capture of a fugitive

A new book by Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and co-author Casey Sherman tells the story of the capture and death of James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who was a fugitive for 16 years. Hunting Whitey: The Inside … Continue reading

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Back to the beach

Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky transports readers to the Rhode Island coastline in her latest novel, A Week at the Shore (St. Martin’s Press/MacMillan, 2020), where she explores the role memory plays in the lives of three sisters. The sisters reunite … Continue reading

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Book review from Kathleen Hirsch

Kathleen Hirsch, a part-time faculty member in Boston College’s Philosophy Department, penned a book review of Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife by Bart D. Ehrman for the Boston Globe. She writes that the author Ehrman “knows his … Continue reading

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Quarantine

In Quarantine, John Smolens, a Boston College graduate, writes about a Massachusetts town grappling with an outbreak of a fatal disease. Though it sounds like current events, Smolens’ novel is set in 1796 and the deadly viral disease is yellow … Continue reading

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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education

A successful initiative from the Boston College Roche Center for Catholic Education provides the basis for a new book co-edited by Lynch School of Education and Human Development Associate Professor Martin Scanlan, Cristina Hunter, assistant program director for the Lynch … Continue reading

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