Category Archives: Alumni Authors

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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Saint Alberto Hurtado, S.J.

Saint Alberto Hurtado (1901-1952), a Jesuit priest from Chile who ministered to the poor, is highly regarded in Latin America, but less well-known in the English-speaking world. BC Law Professor Scott FitzGibbon and BC Law alumna Fernanda Soza hope to bring St. Hurtado’s prophetic … Continue reading

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