Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Book II of the Outcasts Series

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella has published the second book in his fantasy/adventure series, the Outcasts. The Darkest Forests picks up where the first installment, The Lies of Autumn, left off, following the quest of Marcus, Quintus, Octavia, Gwen, Synthyya, and Alexia … Continue reading

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Essay prize in Latin American thought

The American Philosophical Association has awarded its 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought to BC alumnus Sebastian Purcell for his essay “Neltilitzli and the Good Life: On Aztec Ethics.” Sponsored by the APA Committee on Hispanics, the prize is awarded to the author of the … Continue reading

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Small Wars Journal

Small Wars Journal has published an article by alumnus Craig Noyes titled “Pragmatic Takfiris: Organizational Prioritization Along Islamic State’s Ideological Threshold.” Noyes, who earned a BA in history and an MA in political science, was a research assistant who contributed to The Project on … Continue reading

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Whodunit in DC?

BC alumna Colleen J. Shogan, who serves as Deputy Director of National and International Outreach for the Library of Congress, also is the author of the Washington Whodunit mystery book series. The first book, Stabbing in the Senate (Camel Press, 2015) won a 2016 … Continue reading

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Life of Virginia

BC alumna Beverly Mayne Kienzle has penned a biography of her grandmother, Virginia Cary Hudson (1894-1954), whose collection of essays, published after her death, sold more than a million copies and was on the New York Times Best Seller list for … Continue reading

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Forming student leaders

The book 5 Steps to Effective Student Leadership: Insights & Examples (New City Press, 2014) combines student affairs best practices with Ignatian spirituality in a resource for the formation of student leaders. Inspired by the lives and experiences of actual student leaders, … Continue reading

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The Hopefuls

Best-selling author and Boston College alumna Jennifer Close tells a story about ambition and marriage in her new novel, The Hopefuls (Knopf, 2016). Husband and wife Matt and Beth, newcomers to Washington, D.C., befriend a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and … Continue reading

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