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A journey from campus to war and back

War College, a new novel written by Thomas Barnico, tells the story of Jack Dunne, a student at an elite university who leaves campus to serve in the Vietnam War. War College depicts the various personal and political challenges faced … Continue reading

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Second chances

On her own after years in foster care, Cass Macklin finds herself broke, homeless, scared to death, and pregnant. Determined to build a stable life for herself and her child, Cass turns to the one person with the means to … 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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The librarian with a secret

Belle da Costa Greene was hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. She became a fixture in New York City society and one of the … 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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The Sun and the Moon

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella has published a new young adult fantasy novel titled The Sun and the Moon. From the author: “Centerton seems like a typical suburb with a normal high school, filled with ordinary students, but that’s only half … Continue reading

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Novelist Emma Donoghue

Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars (Little, Brown and Co., 2020), at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 7 at 7 … Continue reading

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A different kind of Agatha Christie mystery

In 1926, mystery writer Agatha Christie was the focus of a real-life mysterious disapperance–her own.  Authorities in England conducted a search for the missing Christie, whose trail included an abandoned car. The author reappeared 11 days later, claiming amnesia and … Continue reading

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Back to the beach

Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky transports readers to the Rhode Island coastline in her latest novel, A Week at the Shore (St. Martin’s Press/MacMillan, 2020), where she explores the role memory plays in the lives of three sisters. The sisters reunite … Continue reading

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New from Mike Lupica

In his latest book for tweens and teens, Strike Zone (Philomel Books, 2019), Mike Lupica tells the story of 12-year-old baseball prodigy Nick Garcia, the dreams he has about playing professional ball and worries he has for his sick sister … Continue reading

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