Tag Archives: family

A story of accompaniment

Liz Hauck and her dad Charlie Hauck—both Boston College graduates—had a plan to start a cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency Charlie co-directed. But Charlie got … Continue reading

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Meet Millie Gogarty

In her debut novel, Boston College alumna Rebecca Hardiman introduces readers to the quirky but lovable Gogarty clan: Kevin, who is unemployed and overwhelmed, his sulky teenaged daughter Aideen, and his 83-year-old mother Millie, who has just been caught shoplifting—again. … Continue reading

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Love and baseball on the Cape

A new novel written by 1986 Boston College alumna Kristin Moyer Waring combines family, autism, baseball, and love. On the Mound tells the story of the daughter of a New York baseball tycoon who travels to witness a 19-year-old pitching … Continue reading

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Legal implications for changes in marriage, adoption, divorce

A third edition of Family Law in America (Oxford University Press, 2021) by Darald and Juliet Libby Professor Emeritus Sanford Katz of BC Law School has been published. In this new edition, Katz analyses the majority and dissenting opinions in … 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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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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