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Tavarelli’s Star Fragments

BC Fine Arts Professor of the Practice Andrew Tavarelli has traveled extensively in Bali and Southeast Asia—always with a journal, a set of watercolors, and a camera. Material from Tavarelli’s travel journal provided the basis for his unpublished novel, False Stars. Now, Tavarelli has … Continue reading

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An escape from a POW camp in Michigan

An article BC alumnus John Smolens read about World War II prisoner-of-war camps in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula planted the seed for his latest novel, Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press, 2016) . “Like most Americans, I didn’t have a clue that there were POW … Continue reading

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The Dogs of Littlefield

The latest novel by Suzanne Berne, a part-time faculty member in the English Department, is a comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America. In The Dogs of Littlefield (Simon & Schuster, 2016), someone … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Came

Alumna Mary Rakow blends fable and theology in her new novel, This Is Why I Came (Counterpoint, 2015). The novel offers readers biblical stories reimagined by Bernadette, a lapsed Catholic who comes back to church on Good Friday after a … Continue reading

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The Abbey from Fr. Martin

James Martin, SJ, a Jesuit priest and best-selling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, has published his first novel, The Abbey (HarperOne, 2015). The story is about three people (a divorced woman dealing with the death of her … Continue reading

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Beatlebone

Irish author Kevin Barry will read from his new novel, Beatlebone (Canongate, 2015), on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in Connolly House at  300 Hammond St. Beatlebone imagines a trip by former Beatle John Lennon to Ireland’s west coast in 1978. Earlier … Continue reading

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Translating Imperium

Assistant Professor of German Studies Daniel Bowles has written the English translation of Swiss author Christian Kracht’s best-selling novel Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas  (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). The novel  is described as a provocative satire and a serious … Continue reading

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