Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Dermot Sparhawk

The crime novel series featuring private investigator Dermot Sparhawk continues with the release of Murder in the Charlestown Bricks. The novel is about Sparhawk’s search for the person who murdered a woman who was like a second mother to him. … Continue reading

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The Only Woman in the Room

Barnes & Noble has announced its first national Book Club selection for 2019: The Only Woman in the Room (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2019) by Boston College alumna Marie Benedict. A historical novel, The Only Woman in the Room tells the story of … Continue reading

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Landrigans’ book honored

Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press), co-authored by BC alumni Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan, was named a 2018 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. For nearly 50 years, the AJN Book … Continue reading

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A special teacher

In a new novel by Boston College graduate Bradley Smith, readers are introduced to a special education teacher whose anxiety threatens to overwhelm him. The teacher’s students and his relationship with them play an essential role in his ability to … Continue reading

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Snowbound

A young student is scheduled to present his project on Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica when a snowstorm traps him at home. He’s inspired to log his snowbound adventure in the spirit of Shackleton. That’s the story behind Captain’s Log: Snowbound … Continue reading

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Best of 2018

A number of books written by Boston College graduates have been named to various “best books of the year” lists. A Mighty Girl, a multimedia platform that promotes books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising … Continue reading

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A Jesuit Cossack

Before assuming the presidency of Boston College in 1932, Louis J. Gallagher, S.J., spent 15 months on a mission of danger and diplomacy in Russia. His adventure is recounted in the newly published memoir A Jesuit Cossack: A Memoir by Louis J. Gallagher, … Continue reading

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