Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a top surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School.  In Being Mortal, he tackles issues surrounding the end of life care that patients receive across the country and the improvements that could be made to that care.  Gawande shares how his medical training taught him to […]

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe […]

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April brings Consumer Reports Car Review

April is the month that Consumer Reports rolls out it’s annual automotive issue. If you have a Haverhill library card you can read it online! Highlights include: Top Picks, who makes the best and worst cars, both new and old, used car reliability, and new car ratings and road tests. Also covered are reviews of […]

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The Martian by Andy Weir

  In an extremely unfortunate series of events, astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars. His instinct to survive kicks in to high gear and with the limited supplies that were left behind with him and virtually nothing provided by the desolate planet he basically becomes an outer space version of MacGyver. Soon a satellite […]

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The Big Tiny by Dee Williams

The Big Tiny chronicles Dee Williams quest for a smaller living space.  She decided to build a tiny house.  The Big Tiny follows Williams’ process from the very beginning when she first researches her idea to when she is living in her tiny house.  Her journey leads her to many interesting people that she would never have […]

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