Category Archives: Alumni Authors

A story of accompaniment

Liz Hauck and her dad Charlie Hauck—both Boston College graduates—had a plan to start a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency Charlie co-directed. But Charlie got … Continue reading

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Princess Diana

A new biography from children’s author, and Boston College alumna, Jenna Grodzicki, introduces young readers to Princess Diana. The Story of Princess Diana (Rockridge Press, 2021), traces the the life of the “People’s Princess” from her childhood to her joining … Continue reading

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Perfect Pets Queen

Harmony Humbolt has a colossal collection of stuffed animals, and she hates leaving them home when she goes school. In Harmony Humbolt: The Perfect Pets Queen (Clear Fork Publishing, 2021), a new picture book written by Boston College graduate Jenna … Continue reading

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Lessons from Alexander the Great

In his new book, Boston College graduate Mukul Sheopory draws business lessons from the life of Alexander the Great, and compares his military strategies and tactics to events from the lives of moguls like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and George … Continue reading

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Magdalene Laundries and the campaign for justice

Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 Irish girls and women, specifically unmarried mothers, and those considered promiscuous, sexually abused, and/or a burden to their families or the state, were imprisoned and subjected to forced labor in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. The … Continue reading

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From Beirut to Belfast

Czar Alexei Sepe, a 2021 Boston College graduate who majored in political science and history, has turned his senior thesis into a book, From Beirut to Belfast: How Power-Sharing Arrangements affect Ethnic Tensions in Post-Conflict Societies. Sepe uses Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Meet Millie Gogarty

In her debut novel, Boston College alumna Rebecca Hardiman introduces readers to the quirky but lovable Gogarty clan: Kevin, who is unemployed and overwhelmed, his sulky teenaged daughter Aideen, and his 83-year-old mother Millie, who has just been caught shoplifting—again. … Continue reading

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The librarian with a secret

Belle da Costa Greene was hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. She became a fixture in New York City society and one of the … Continue reading

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Chaos in the face of COVID

A new book co-authored by Boston College graduate Damian Paletta and fellow Washington Post journalist Yasmeen Abutaleb offers a detailed account of the White House’s actions from January 2020 to Election Day while the nation faced COVID-19. Nightmare Scenario: Inside … Continue reading

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Love and baseball on the Cape

A new novel written by 1986 Boston College alumna Kristin Moyer Waring combines family, autism, baseball, and love. On the Mound tells the story of the daughter of a New York baseball tycoon who travels to witness a 19-year-old pitching … Continue reading

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