Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Dead duck

Boston College graduate Colleen Shogan is back with another murder mystery for congressional staffer Kit Marshall to solve. In her latest novel, Dead as a Duck (Camel Press, 2021), the mayor of Duck, North Carolina, an upscale beach town in … Continue reading

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Unidentified flying objects

On June 24, 1947, a private pilot reported numerous dazzling objects rushing through the sky above Mount Rainier in Washington state. Within a few weeks, hundreds of sightings of flying saucers were reported to news media, followed by reports of … Continue reading

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The way of the Franciscans

A new Lent devotional, written by Boston College graduate Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., offers readers ways to revitalize their prayer life during Lent as well as to increase their understanding of Franciscan spirituality. The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer … Continue reading

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Slavery, smuggling, and chocolate

Mutiny on the Rising Sun: A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate (NYU Press, 2021), written by Boston College graduate Jared Ross Hardesty, recounts the deadly 1743 mutiny aboard the Rising Sun, a schooner involved in smuggling. After completing … Continue reading

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Helping stressed out kids

Kids today are growing up in a world that runs on stress. From bullying, peer pressure, and demanding academic expectations, modern-day kids are often faced with obstacles that can feel insurmountable. In The Stress-Buster Workbook for Kids (PESI Publishing, Inc., … Continue reading

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Christian ethics in an age of inequality

In Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality (Georgetown University Press, 2021), Boston College graduate Kate Ward addresses the issue of inequality from the perspective of Christian virtue ethics, arguing that moral luck— or economic … Continue reading

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Moments of illumination along El Camino de Santiago

In a new memoir, Boston College alumna Suzanne Maggio shares the story of her 500-mile trek along the Camino, Spain’s ancient pilgrimage. Although she wasn’t sure exactly what drove her to walk the Camino, Maggio felt the need for a … Continue reading

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White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege

Growing up white and middle class, Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., was shielded from seeing persistent, pervasive racism, and never thought much about racial justice except for what he read in history books. In the spring and summer of 2020, … Continue reading

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The writing life

Bad Choices Make Good Stories: Conversations about Writing is a collection of essays from writer Erin Dionne that offers a window into the craft of writing and the struggles that go along with the writing life. Dionne, a Boston College … Continue reading

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The High 5 Habit

Mel Robbins, a motivational speaker and former host of the daytime talk show “The Mel Robbins Show,” has published a new book, The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit (Hay House, 2021). Using her … Continue reading

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