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Family time

American families are busy and often find themselves overcommitted and exhausted. In their new book, Reclaiming Family Time: A Guide to Slowing Down and Savoring the Gift of One Another (Word Among Us Press, 2017), Boston College alumni Tim and Sue … Continue reading

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Going back home

Professor of English Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point and other novels, has written an essay for Tablet magazine about taking her nearly 80-year-old mother back to her childhood home in Queens, NY. Graver and her mother made an unexpected connection … Continue reading

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Postcards from Paris

In Bettyville (Viking, 2015), magazine and book editor George Hodgman, travels from New York City to Paris, but readers should not expect a glamorous travelogue. The destination is Paris, Missouri, and Hodgman returns to his childhood home and cares for his mother who … Continue reading

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Pastoral Challenges to the Family

Boston College theologian Stephen J. Pope will present “A Place for Everyone: Pastoral Challenges to the Family” on February 16 at 5:30 p.m in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Pope is the author of  The Evolution of Altruism and the … Continue reading

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Spirituality for the family

Alumni Tim Muldoon, who works in Boston College’s Division of Mission and Ministry, and his wife, Sue, have published Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home (Ave Maria Press, 2013), which offers tips to parents to help … Continue reading

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The Scholar and the Housewife

In her newly published memoir The Scholar and The Housewife, Boston College alumna Susan (Marren) Whelan recounts the people and events that informed her choices and strengthened her beliefs. Set against the backdrop of Wall Street in the 1980s and … Continue reading

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Homecoming

Alumna Jennifer Close has published a new novel, The Smart One (Knopf Doubleday). It’s the story of Weezy Coffey and what happens when her adult children’s various missteps drive them back to their childhood home. Close recently wrote about the … Continue reading

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