Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Irish Nationalists in Boston

Damien Murray, who earned his doctorate in history from Boston College, has published a book based on his dissertation. Titled Irish Nationalists in Boston: Catholicism and Conflict, 1900-1928 (CUA Press, 2018), the book looks at how the intersection of support for Irish freedom … Continue reading

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Book award for BC alumnus

Boston College alumnus Hidetaka Hirota has been honored with the First Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for his book Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (Oxford University Press). The award … Continue reading

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Quilting queen

Crafter extraordinaire Erin Burke Harris, a Boston College alumna, has published a book to help quilters sew their own medallion quilt. Make Your Own Medallion (Lucky Spool Media, December, 2017) provides quilters with tools and tips to sew a medallion … Continue reading

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Saga of the Redeemed continues

Archcriminal Tyvian Reldamar has returned in Dead but Once (Harper Voyager, 2018), Book III of the Saga of the Redeemed series by Boston College graduate Auston Habershaw. The series (Book I: The Oldest Trick and Book II: No Good Deed) follows … Continue reading

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Rescue and Jessica

In their new children’s picture book, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Candlewick, 2018), authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (a Boston College alumnus) share an inspiring story of a girl and her service dog. Rescue thought he’d grow up … Continue reading

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New book from Erin Dionne

Hester Greene, an 8th grader and budding filmmaker, stars in the new middle-grade novel by Boston College alumna Erin Dionne. In Lights, Camera, Disaster (Levine/Scholastic, 2018), readers meet Hess, whose executive function disorder (think extreme ADHD plus anxiety) makes life hard. But … Continue reading

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My Old Faithful

Through 10 interconnected short stories, which take place in China and the United States over a 30-year period, Boston College alumna Yang Huang introduces readers to a close-knit Chinese family. Her new book, My Old Faithful (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018), … Continue reading

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