Author Archives: Bookworm

A Russian Immigrant

The lives of immigrants are fueled by a combustible mix of success and alienation. In his new work, A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas (Cherry Orchard Books, 2019),  Boston College Professor Maxim D. Shrayer captures those feelings in the story of … Continue reading

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A Flicker of Hope

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella concludes his fantasy book series with A Flicker of Hope. In the Outcasts series’ fourth book, the heroes find themselves questioning whether the world is even worth saving and facing doubt about themselves and each … Continue reading

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The Master Plan

This summer, the Boston College Class of 2023 has been reading The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Random House, 2019) by Chris Wilson, with Bret Witter. Wilson grew up … Continue reading

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Searching for home

The thread running through Michael Brendan Dougherty’s book My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home (Sentinel/Penguin Random House, 2019) is the author’s spiritual development, which culminates in the discovery of his own vocation as a father. … Continue reading

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Portraits of the American West

Frank Bergon, a novelist, critic, and essayist who grew up on a ranch in California’s San Joaquin Valley, brings his intimate knowledge of the area and writing talents together in his new book, Two-Buck Chuck & The Marlboro Man: The … Continue reading

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The tale of Arthur the Theologian

Arthur the Theologian and his encounter with Burns Library’s copy of the Douai Bible, the first Modern English bible, gained some modest fame in 2013 thanks to a post in the Burns Library’s blog. Arthur the Theologian returned to the … Continue reading

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Amy Lynch mysteries

Paula Kane Norton, a Boston College alumna who worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, has tapped into that experience to create the character of Amy Lynch, an investigator for New England Casualty and Indemnity and star … Continue reading

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