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Quick Pick: January 29, 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 unfinished world by amber sparksThe Unfinished World and Other Stories by Amber Sparks

It’s only January, but this might already be the best story collection of 2016. Sparks is an incredible storyteller with a vivid imagination, and those things combined have created some fun, fantastic stories that dabble in the bizarre. There are librarians, sibling taxidermists, astronauts, and, in my favorite of the collection, a pirate who must stop people from time traveling. Fans of Kelly Link will love this collection, easy. Sparks is an amazing writer and hopefully this collection brings her the attention she deserves.

Backlist Bump: Young Woman in a Garden by Delia Sherman

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