“Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places” by Colin Dickey

Colin Dickey explores the haunted history of America in this brand new bestselling book! Dickey traces different avenues in American history and culture through the various “haunted” buildings and towns that encapsulate an aspect of American culture. The ghost story and haunted building is used as a mirror to reflect the triumphs, anxieties, hopes and […]

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“Cinnamon and Gunpowder” by Eli Brown

Renowned chef Owen Wedgwood is content with his boring life, focused solely on creating culinary masterpieces and complacent in his belief that he has the moral high ground in any situation. Then he is kidnapped by infamous pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot, and his safe little world is obliterated.  In an interesting twist on the story […]

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“As Always, Julia” by Joan Reardon

I might be one of the few remaining people who love to write letters.  Not only do I love to send letters, I am fascinated by collections of others’ correspondence.  As Always, Julia is a record of Julia Child’s correspondence with Avis DeVoto.  It all started when Julia responded to a piece written by DeVoto’s husband Bernard about […]

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Change in Book Donation Policy

The Friends of Haverhill Public Library will no longer be accepting book donations year round. Due to storage issues, fire code, and labor requirements, please hold on to your donations until the next book sale. For alternate donation locations, please speak with a staff member. We appreciate your generosity and patience as we work to […]

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Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe

Funny, weird, touching, and rude—sometimes all within the same sentence—Nina Stibbe’s Paradise Lodge is both a coming-of-age story and a tale about getting old. A sequel to Stibbe’s delightful Man at the Helm that can also be read as a stand-alone novel, Paradise Lodge focuses on a fifteen-year-old British teenager working as an auxiliary-nurse in […]

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