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Quick Pick: February 12, 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

you should pity us insteadYou Should Pity Us Instead: Stories by Amy Gustine

Add this to the list of stellar story collections released in 2016! Gustine’s stories are dazzling, a wide array of fascinating tales of morality, and they’re beautifully executed. There’s a mother searching for her kidnapped son in Gaza, an Ellis Island conductor mourning for his old love, a father grieving after the suicide of his daughter, and more. The beating heart of this collection is the delicate nature of relationships and Gustine’s wit and her compassion and love for each of her characters shines off every page.

Backlist bump: Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler