Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Radical hospitality

In an era of border anxiety and increased refugees and migrants, a new book co-written by Charles Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney and Melissa Fitzpatrick, an assistant professor of the practice in the Carroll School of Management Portico program, seeks … Continue reading

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The social forces that shape moral character

In his book, The Structures of Virtue and Vice (Georgetown University Press, 2021), School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor of Moral Theology Daniel J. Daly uses the lens of virtue and vice to reimagine a Catholic ethics that can … Continue reading

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A world both beautiful and brutal

Boston College alumnus Brian Treanor, a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, has written Melancholic Joy: On Life Worth Living (Bloomsbury, 2021), a wide-ranging and accessible meditation on the human condition and the paradox of evil and good in … Continue reading

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A personal account of bipolar disorder

Will Morro was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder at the age of 20 while a student at Boston College. Over 13 years, he endured six hospitalizations in mental health facilities and nine psychiatric evaluations in emergency rooms. His book, Nobody … Continue reading

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Inside the Bubble with Jared Dudley

In the new book, Inside the NBA Bubble: A Championship Season under Quarantine, Boston College alumnus Jared Dudley shares an insider’s account of life during the NBA lockdown and the journey his Los Angeles Lakers traveled, during a year marked … Continue reading

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A different kind of Agatha Christie mystery

In 1926, mystery writer Agatha Christie was the focus of a real-life mysterious disapperance–her own.¬† Authorities in England conducted a search for the missing Christie, whose trail included an abandoned car. The author reappeared 11 days later, claiming amnesia and … Continue reading

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Consecrated life in today’s world

Boston College alumna Maria Cimperman is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus whose scholarship is at the intersection of moral theology, social ethics, and spirituality. In her new book, Religious Life For Our World: Creating Communities of Hope … Continue reading

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Alumna’s debut novel is a bestseller

Fifty Words for Rain¬†(Dutton, 2020), a New York Times bestseller and a Good Morning America Book Club Pick, is the debut novel of 2015 Boston College alumna Asha Lemmie. Fifty Words for Rain tells the story of Nori, the daughter … Continue reading

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Imagine…

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the murder of legendary musician John Lennon. In a new book, Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and his frequent co-author Casey Sherman team up with bestselling novelist James Patterson to tell the story … Continue reading

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Poetry from Brendan Galvin

Partway to Geophany (LSU Press, 2020) is the newest collection from acclaimed poet and Boston College alumnus Brendan Galvin. As a naturalist and environmentalist, Galvin’s poems celebrate the wildlife and landscape, particularly of his beloved Cape Cod. In Partway to … Continue reading

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