Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Four young persons’ – Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred- paths cross during a massive refugee evacuation in WWII East Prussia. With the Russians closing in, the refugees flee towards the sea with the hopes of being able to board ships to freedom. However, once they board the Wilhem Gustloff, tragedy strikes and they must contain […]

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“The Dark Days Club” by Alison Goodman

Lady Helen’s life is all planned out.  She will attend social events.  She will marry the first eligible man who asks her.  And she will, at all times, behave like a proper and demure young lady.  Helen tries to play the part that’s expected of her, but she cannot quite shake a restlessness that she […]

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“The Ballad of Black Tom” by Victor LaValle

This Jazz Age imaging of New York City gives an alternate telling of the H.P. Lovecraft story, “The Horror at Red Hook” from the perspective of Tommy Tester, an African American man living in Harlem. Lovecraft is a popular but controversial figure in horror fiction. His views on race are a point of much contention […]

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Consumer Reports Online

April is the month that Consumer Reports rolls out the annual automotive issue. If you have a Haverhill library card you can read it online! Consumer Reports is easy to use, you can do a keyword search or use the A-Z product index. Scroll down the page for different links to access product information. You will have […]

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“The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind is set in Barcelona right after WWII.  The story follows a young man who is grieving the loss of his mother while his father continues his business as an antiquarian book dealer.  After a visit to the mysterious Cemetery of Forgotten Books with his father, Daniel takes home a book by the […]

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