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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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Amy Lynch mysteries

Paula Kane Norton, a Boston College alumna who worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, has tapped into that experience to create the character of Amy Lynch, an investigator for New England Casualty and Indemnity and star … Continue reading

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Latino City honored

Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945–2000 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), written by Boston College alumna Llana Barber, is the recipient of the Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association. The award honors the best … Continue reading

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Captain Smith

The tale of William Smith, the brother of Abigail Adams, who led the town of Lincoln’s minutemen at the Battle of Lexington and Concord and then died in disgrace 12 years later, is told in a new book by retired … Continue reading

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