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Quick Pick: January 27, 2017

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 patriotsThe Patriots by Sana Krasikov

Sweeping multigenerational sagas are my jam, and this debut novel rings all my bells. It starts in NYC during the Great Depression, when Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn for Moscow. But when she arrives, she learns that things are a lot more complicated than they seemed, and Florence ends up staying. Many years later, her son Julian travels to the US, but continues to work in Moscow while investigating his mother’s recently opened KGB file. What he discovers is part of a greater story of distrust and secrecy between the two countries. This poignant story of family, love, and secrets is a stunner.

Backlist bumpDoctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak