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Quick Pick: January 20, 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

the man who shot out my eye is deadThe Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories by Chanelle Benz

A wildly original debut collection about people whose longing for escape and adventure lead them rushing toward difficult choices. There’s a young girl who runs away with her outlaw brother; a diplomat’s daughter gets caught up in deadly missions halfway around the world; an ex-con searches for her father; a teenage boy tries to come to terms with having a father in prison. These stories and more are full of brutal truths and beautiful language about moral ambiguity, love, and family. Chanelle Benz is one to watch.

Backlist bump: You Should Pity Us Instead by Amy Gustine