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After 50

Approaching age 50, Boston College graduate Maria Leonard Olsen found herself at a crossroads. She had taken a break from her career as a lawyer, but now her children were older and didn’t need her so much. Her marriage was … Continue reading

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Beyond Katrina

Award-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will discuss her nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey spent her childhood in … Continue reading

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Love and marriage in today’s India

In India today, tradition is colliding with Western culture, creating an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage. In her new book, The Heart Is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai (Harper, 2018), journalist … Continue reading

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Immunity and fear

Eula Biss will present “On Immunity: A Reading and Conversation” on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Biss is the author of best seller On Immunity: An Inoculation, which addresses a chronic condition of fear: of the government, … Continue reading

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Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison will read from her award-winning best-seller The Empathy Exams, a collection of personal essays about the possibilities, texture and limits of compassion, on Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. The Empathy Exams was named one of the best books … Continue reading

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Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink will talk about her best-selling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Random House/Crown, 2013), at Boston College on Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The culmination of six years … Continue reading

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Boston Strong

Boston Magazine has published an exclusive excerpt from the new book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy (ForeEdge/University Press of New England, 2015), co-written by Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge. In the book, Wedge and co-author Casey Sherman use their journalism skills to … Continue reading

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