Category Archives: Alumni Authors

An environmental call to arms

Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog, an alumnus of Boston College, presents four decades of his ground-breaking photography in the new book, The Human Element: A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene (‎Rizzoli, 2021). Balog has traveled well over a million miles … Continue reading

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Second chances

On her own after years in foster care, Cass Macklin finds herself broke, homeless, scared to death, and pregnant. Determined to build a stable life for herself and her child, Cass turns to the one person with the means to … Continue reading

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Guide for ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Boston College graduate Marcus Mescher has written The Study Guide to the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis: Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Paulist Press, 2021), which is intended to be a resource for prayer, conscience formation, and discussion … Continue reading

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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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