The Pearl That Broke Its Shell – Nadia Hashimi

This first novel by Afghan-American author Nadia Hassimir tells the stories of two Afghan women, separated by a century, who shared a common destiny: to live part of their lives as boys (bacha posh). Afghanistan 2009: Rahima/Rahim, one of five daughters, was disguised as a boy for a few years so her father could elevate […]

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“A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley

This is the fascinating true story of Saroo Brierley, Indian-born Australian, who got lost at the age of 5 years old and found his way back home at the age of 30.  The whole story is captivating: the description of his birth family’s extreme poverty, how he got lost, his survival instincts in the streets […]

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Madame Picasso – Anne Girard

Picasso was known for his love of women and certainly for his art.  Anne Girard chose to portray two of Picasso’s lovers: Fernande Olivier and Eva Gouel.  The story starts in Paris in 1911.  Picasso is a leader of the new cubist movement and he is just starting to be recognized as an influential artist.  […]

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There’s an “App” for That!

Download these apps to do some of your favorite library things:  search our catalog, check out ebooks, read magazine articles, download music, & learn a language. All these apps are available both for Apple and Android devices.  They are free to download and offer you free content with your Haverhill Public Library card.   HPL Mobile […]

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Reader’s Advisory

Looking for your next good book? Want to find an author who writes like your favorite? Let us help you in your search. Try Books and Authors to help you narrow your choices. This site has a “Who, What, Where” feature that allows you to browse by character, subject, location, and time period.  You can […]

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