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Quick Pick: January 6, 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

history of wolvesHistory of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Linda is a fourteen-year-old girl living with her ex-cult member parents in the woods in Minnesota. Called “Commie” and “Freak” by her classmates, Linda longs for nothing more than to belong. She finds purpose in befriending a classmate embroiled in a scandal with the history teacher, and with a young mother and her son who have moved in across the lake from Linda and her family. These relationships will lead Linda to make choices with serious consequences, making this one of the most heartbreaking and incredible debuts of the last few years.

Backlist bump: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker