Category Archives: Alumni Authors

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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A case for identity in Ezekiel

In his new book Ezekiel, Law, and Judahite Identity (Mohr Siebeck, 2020), Boston College alumnus Joel B. Kemp highlights how the book of Ezekiel uses legal elements to advocate for the reconfiguration of a Judahite identity under Neo-Babylonian dominance. The consistent … Continue reading

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Minnesota murder mystery

In the latest mystery written by Boston College alumna Priscilla Paton, police detectives Erik Jansson and Deb Metzger work to solve the murder of Dan Routh, a man who rescued trafficked teen addicts from a vindictive crime boss, but was … Continue reading

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Moving beyond “No”

On his popular podcast, “10,000 NOs,” Boston College alumnus Matthew Del Negro has interviewed countless people—from athletes and entrepreneurs to cancer survivors and authors—who have inspired others to keep going even when their progress seems infinitesimally slow. Del Negro says the … Continue reading

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Not riding the bench

In Old School Hoops: Stories of an Aging Baller, Boston College alumnus Jim Sweeney tells tales of his adventures as a masters-level basketball player, competing in more than 100 masters’ basketball tournaments in the U.S. and abroad. Sweeney shares stories … Continue reading

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Positive thinking for teens

Teenagers are often overwhelmed and stressed. Social media can exacerbate these feelings. In her new book, Boston College alumna Katie Hurley, a child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert, provides teens with ways to transform their anxious thought patterns and … Continue reading

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Bringing a soldier home

The story of the repatriation of the remains of Boston College alumnus Jack Farrell, Jr., 66 years after he died in Europe while fighting in World War II, is told in a new book co-authored by veteran journalist Joseph M. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age

Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age: Desmond and the Quest for God (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) by Boston College alumnus Ryan G. Duns, S.J., is at the crossroads of theology and philosophy.  In his book, Fr. Duns frames … Continue reading

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