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Quick Pick: April 22, 2016

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

mothering sunday by graham swiftMothering Sunday by Graham Swift

A new Graham Swift novel is cause for a national holiday! He is such a phenomenal writer. This is a dazzling, sexy novella about Jane, a maid in an English country house, and her affair with the heir of a neighboring home. It moves back and forth in time between the 1924 and Jane’s life at the end of the century, detailing all of Jane’s emotions and memories beautifully. Swift really is a marvel. He’s an absolute master with language. I bet fans of Ian McEwan will doubly love this.

Backlist bump: Waterland by Graham Swift

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