Category Archives: Alumni Authors

My Sister’s Keeper

In her haunting book The Perfect Other: A Memoir of My Sister (Harper, 2022), Boston College graduate Kyleigh Leddy recounts the fear, anguish, and heartbreak of losing a sister to mental illness. The book tells the story of the close … Continue reading

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Henry Ford

Boston College graduate Jenna Grodzicki has written a biography for young readers about auto industry pioneer Henry Ford. In The Story of Henry Ford (Rockridge Press, 2022), readers learn that as a young boy Ford loved to take things apart … Continue reading

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Personal retreat with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Boston College graduate Joe Laramie, S.J., national director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, has written a retreat guide that draws on the wisdom of Ignatian spirituality. Love Him Ever More: A 9-Day Personal Retreat with the Sacred Heart of … Continue reading

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Tragic dilemmas

Kate Jackson-Meyer, who graduated from Boston College with a Ph.D. in theological ethics, will discuss key themes from her new book, Tragic Dilemmas in Christian Ethics (Georgetown University Press, 2022), at Boston College’s Boisi Center on October 21. [See link … Continue reading

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Insights from an ambassador to the Holy See

Boston College graduate Kenneth Hackett looks back on his time as United States ambassador to the Holy See (2013-2017) in his new book, The Vatican Code: American Diplomacy in the Time of Francis (Paulist Press, 2022). The Vatican Code offers … Continue reading

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Digital Mindset

The digital revolution is here, changing how work gets done, how industries are structured, and how people work, behave, and relate to each other, according to the co-writers of the new book The Digital Mindset (Harvard Business Review Press, 2022). … Continue reading

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Shadows and Stars

Boston College graduate Chuck Abdella has published Shadows and Stars, a suspenseful, action-packed sequel to his fantasy novel The Sun and the Moon. In Shadows and Stars, high school sophomores Katelyn and Jena have a world to save—two worlds, to … Continue reading

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The Chicago underworld

Boston College graduate Chuck Hogan is the author of Gangland (Grand Central Publishing, 2022), a new thriller based on Tony Accardo, who led the mob in Chicago in the 1970s, and his right-hand man Nicky Passero. What Accardo doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Murder in D.C.

Congressional staffer Kit Marshall has another murder case (or two) to solve in Lethal Legacies (Camel Press, 2022), the latest installment in the Washington Whodunnit book series by Boston College graduate Colleen Shogan. In this novel, Kit attempts to clear … Continue reading

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Crisis of freedom

The concept of freedom in the United States has become identified with an abstract, radical individualism disdainful of responsibility to others and to the past, according to theologian David DeCosse. In his new book, Created Freedom under the Sign of … Continue reading

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