Posts Tagged “Haverhill”

‘The City of a Day’ by John Greenleaf Whittier (1843)

In 1843, the poet, newspaper editor, and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) published a collection of essays titled The Stranger in Lowell. For a time, he published a newspaper called The Middlesex Standard in Lowell. He was born in Haverhill and lived in both Amesbury and Haverhill. Following is an…

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Lively Debate in Haverhill Sparked by Dubus’ Memoir

The Eagle Tribune’s Haverhill coverage today includes a lively debate about the potential impact of author Andre Dubus III’s memoir “Townie” on the image of the city. Mayor James Fiorentini took exception to initial media coverage of Andre’s book with references to the rough side of life in the Haverhill of the…

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Boston Globe Praises Andre’s ‘Townie’

Today’s Globe includes an excellent review by author Brett Lott of Andre Dubus III’s new memoir about growing up and prevailing in Haverhill, “Townie,” which should be in bookstores now. Read the review from boston.com here, and get the Globe if you want more. The photograph of Andre and his dad, acclaimed short-story writer…

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