Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Animals with wild style

In her new nonfiction book, author Jenna Grodzicki introduces young readers to animals that accessorize in usual ways and looks at how these unconventional adornments help the animals survive. Wild Style: Amazing Animal Adornments (Millbrook Press, 2020) features critters such … Continue reading

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America’s changing vision of tomorrow

The Rise and Fall of the Future: America’s Changing Vision of Tomorrow, 1939–1986 (McFarland Publishers, 2020) offers an unvarnished look at mid-20th century American futurism in U.S. culture. Written by Boston College graduate Gordon Arnold, The Rise and Fall of … Continue reading

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A field guide for MBAs

Boston College alumnus Al Dea has made it his mission to help students search for, apply to, and succeed in graduate business programs. He founded the blog  MBASchooled.com, and has published a book, MBA Insider: How to Make the Most … Continue reading

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Children’s book author Lisa Rogers

In her debut children’s picture book, Boston College alumna Lisa LaBanca Rogers writes about the inspiration of William Carlos Williams’ spare poem “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Illustrated by Chuck Groenink, 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow” (Schwartz & … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard’s Lily Discourse

More than 150 years ago, the philosopher Kierkegaard wrote a series of discourses about the Gospel of Matthew. In her book The Lily’s Tongue: Figure and Authority in Kierkegaard’s Lily Discourse (State University of New York Press), author Frances Maughan-Brown … Continue reading

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Guide to Vatican II

Edited by Boston College Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard R. Gaillardetz, The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Cambridge University Press, 2020) offers a thorough overview of the Second Vatican Council. The first part examines the historical, theological, and … Continue reading

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Continental philosophy & Catholic higher ed

The Catholic Reception of Continental Philosophy in North America (University of Toronto Press, 2020) is a new volume of essays by leading philosophers and theologians exploring the reception of continental philosophy in North America and its ongoing relation to Catholic … Continue reading

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Book award for Fr. Dan Horan

Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (Orbis Books) by Boston College alumnus Daniel P. Horan, OFM has been awarded first place honors in the category of theology in the 2020 Excellence in Publishing Awards presented by the Association … Continue reading

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Remembering the Big, Bad Bruins

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Boston Bruins’ 1970 Stanley Cup championship. Boston College alumnus Thomas Whalen takes readers on a trip back to that memorable season in his new book, Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big … Continue reading

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