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Quick Pick: January 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

cover of the narrow door by paul lisickyThe Narrow Door: A Memoir Of Friendship by Paul Lisicky

Grab the tissues and settle in with Lisicky’s beautiful, wrenching account of the loss of two people in his life. One is his husband, the other, his best friend. As Lisicky’s relationship with his husband is breaking apart, his friend is leaving in a different way: she is dying of cancer. Lisicky is an established, magnificent poet, and he uses his talent for saying so much with just a few perfect words to recount scenarios of his life as he weaves back and forth between the two different losses. Have your bae on speed dial for when you finish it.

Backlist bump: Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell 

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