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Quick Pick: February 10, 2017

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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

Pachinko CoverPachinko by Min Jin Lee

Starting in Korea in the early 1900s, this fantastic novel is a powerful multigenerational saga about what it means to try and find your place in the world. Beginning during the Japanese occupation of Korea, Pachinko details the story of one family’s move from Korea to Japan and highlights the discrimination Korean immigrants faced in Japan throughout the 20th century. It is a part of history that is not referenced much in fiction, and Lee does a marvelous job infusing love and life into the heartbreak and suffering experienced by the Koreans. Be prepared to lose yourself in this big, gorgeous book.

Backlist bump: Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee