Category Archives: Alumni Authors

A memoir about moving forward

The life and career of Virginia Buckingham, the woman in charge of Boston’s Logan International Airport on 9/11, was torn apart after terrorists hijacked two planes and flew them into the World Trade Center. She was forced to resign and … Continue reading

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Green bioethics

In her book Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (Michigan State University Press, 2019), author Cristina Richie lays out a framework for evaluating the sustainability of medical developments, techniques, and procedures. She calls for a joining of biomedical … Continue reading

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The capture of a fugitive

A new book by Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and co-author Casey Sherman tells the story of the capture and death of James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who was a fugitive for 16 years. Hunting Whitey: The Inside … Continue reading

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Back to the beach

Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky transports readers to the Rhode Island coastline in her latest novel, A Week at the Shore (St. Martin’s Press/MacMillan, 2020), where she explores the role memory plays in the lives of three sisters. The sisters reunite … Continue reading

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Quarantine

In Quarantine, John Smolens, a Boston College graduate, writes about a Massachusetts town grappling with an outbreak of a fatal disease. Though it sounds like current events, Smolens’ novel is set in 1796 and the deadly viral disease is yellow … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month spotlight: Brendan Galvin

Acclaimed poet Brendan Galvin, a Boston College alumnus, will publish his 19th book this fall, a collection of new poems called Partway to Geophany (Louisiana State University Press). Much of Galvin’s poetry is inspired by the national landscape of his … Continue reading

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Teacher education book honored

Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education (Teachers College Press, 2018), whose nine authors are all BC Lynch School of Education and Human Development faculty or alumni, was named this year’s Outstanding Book by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. … Continue reading

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Making Ignatian spirituality accessible

Boston College alumnus Joe Laramie, S.J., a priest and experienced retreat leader and spiritual director, offers accessible wisdom from the foundations of Jesuit spirituality in his new book Abide in the Heart of Christ (Ave Maria Press, 2019). Using St. … Continue reading

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Ethics of Encounter

In his new book, Boston College alumnus Marcus Mescher presents an ethical framework for building what Pope Francis has called a “culture of encounter.” The Ethics of Encounter: Christian Neighbor Love as a Practice of Solidarity (Orbis Books, 2020) looks … Continue reading

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Clementine Churchill

Bestselling author Marie Benedict likes to focus her books on the lives of women whose stories have been overlooked or underappreciated. Her latest book, Lady Clementine (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2020), looks at Clementine Churchill, the influential wife of British Prime Minister … Continue reading

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