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- 08/26/13--06:32: _The Scholar and the...
- 10/31/13--07:14: _Invasion: Diaries a...
- 11/18/13--06:44: _Leaving Russia
- 12/16/13--06:33: _more on Leaving Russia
- 01/23/14--06:34: _Honors for Shrayer
- 04/07/14--06:33: _Girls like us
- 04/08/14--06:30: _Elizabeth Smart
- 05/29/14--07:15: _Herzlich has “What ...
- 08/05/14--06:27: _Review of Golinkin’...
- 10/29/14--06:34: _Escape from the Sov...
- 02/06/15--06:38: _“Genius” in the house
- 03/17/15--06:38: _Healing Himalayas
- 04/06/15--06:45: _Book review: Golink...
- 06/30/15--06:30: _Postcards from Paris
- 07/07/15--06:38: _A boyhood remembered
- 08/13/15--06:38: _Writing & sports
- 11/16/15--12:00: _Caring for women in...
- 01/14/16--06:38: _Waiting for America...
- 01/22/16--06:40: _A Backpack, a Bear,...
- 02/24/16--07:41: _Book review: Leavin...
- 08/26/13--06:32: The Scholar and the Housewife
- 10/31/13--07:14: Invasion: Diaries and Memories of the War in Iraq
- 11/18/13--06:44: Leaving Russia
- 12/16/13--06:33: more on Leaving Russia
- 01/23/14--06:34: Honors for Shrayer
- 04/07/14--06:33: Girls like us
- 04/08/14--06:30: Elizabeth Smart
- 05/29/14--07:15: Herzlich has “What It Takes”
- 08/05/14--06:27: Review of Golinkin’s forthcoming book
- 10/29/14--06:34: Escape from the Soviet Union
- 02/06/15--06:38: “Genius” in the house
- 03/17/15--06:38: Healing Himalayas
- 04/06/15--06:45: Book review: Golinkin’s memoir
- 06/30/15--06:30: Postcards from Paris
- 07/07/15--06:38: A boyhood remembered
- 08/13/15--06:38: Writing & sports
- 11/16/15--12:00: Caring for women in regions affected by war
- 01/14/16--06:38: Waiting for America in Italian
- 01/22/16--06:40: A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka
- 02/24/16--07:41: Book review: Leaving Russia
In her newly published memoir The Scholar and The Housewife, Boston College alumna Susan (Marren) Whelan recounts the people and events that informed her choices and strengthened her beliefs. Set against the backdrop of Wall Street in the 1980s and … Continue reading
A powerful multimedia exhibition that combines photographs, diary entries and a journalistic account of the War in Iraq is on display at the Boston College Law Library throughout the month of November. Based on the diary of Boston College Law … Continue reading
Maxim D. Shrayer, professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, has published a powerful new memoir: Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story. In the first English-language, autobiographical and nonfictional account of growing up Jewish in the former USSR—of refuseniks and the … Continue reading
Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, the new memoir from Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer, “poignantly captures [the] double life of [a] refusenik,” according to a review in the Jewish Journal. An excerpt was published by The Forward, … Continue reading
Congratulations to Maxim D. Shrayer whose book, Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Syracuse University Press), was named a finalist for a 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience. Now in its 63rd year, the … Continue reading
Author Rachel Lloyd will present “Girls Like Us: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls in the US” on Apr. 8 at 4 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Lloyd is the founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), … Continue reading
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Elizabeth Smart, who wrote about her traumatic abduction and nine months of captivity in her best-selling memoir My Story (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will speak at Boston College on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Smart’s testimony helped to convict … Continue reading
Super Bowl champion and former Boston College football star Mark Herzlich has written (with Isaac Eger) What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game (NAL/Penguin, 2014), a new book that tells his story from his childhood to … Continue reading
Coming this fall is a memoir by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin titled A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014). Golinkin writes about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War, with only the … Continue reading
Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin has published A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014), about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War, with only 10 suitcases, six hundred dollars, and the … Continue reading
MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Alison Bechdel will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Gasson Hall, room 100 under the sponsorship of the Lowell Humanities Series. Bechdel is a cartoonist best known for her comic strip “Dykes To Watch Out … Continue reading
Author Stephen Alter will read from his new memoir, Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Arcade Publishing, 2015), on Mar. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Stokes Hall, Room 195S. Alter was raised by American missionary … Continue reading
A Commonweal magazine review of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014) by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin draws comparisons to another memoir about a Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union —Waiting for America by Boston College … Continue reading
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
In his memoir, Kaufman’s Hill (Bancroft Press, 2015), author John C. Hampsey recalls his boyhood in Pittsburgh during the 1960s, before the counterculture revolution takes hold. Hampsey’s world is a mix of exhilarating freedom — because of absent parents, teachers, and priests — … Continue reading
Boston College alumnus Bob Ryan has been called the “quintessential American sportswriter.” After decades as a writer/columnist for the Boston Globe, Ryan has published the bestseller Scribe: My Life in Sports (Bloomsbury, 2014). Part memoir and part Boston sports history, Scribe recounts Ryan’s childhood, … Continue reading
Nurse-midwife Linda Robinson, a Boston College alumna whose work has taken her across the globe, will present “Nurse-Midwifery Care to Women in Areas Affected by War: Addressing Global Public Health,” on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 210. Robinson … Continue reading
Two chapters from BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer‘s memoir of emigration, Waiting for America, have appeared in Italian translation in a special issue of the Italian magazine eSamizdat. In Waiting for America, Shrayer writes of … Continue reading
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Alumnus Lev Golinkin will discuss his memoir, A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, at BC on January 27 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Golinkin came to the US as a child refugee from the … Continue reading
In a book review for Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Boston Bibliophile calls Professor of Russian, English and Jewish Studies Maxim Shrayer‘s memoir “a searing portrait both of Soviet life as the Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse and the very … Continue reading