Quick Pick: July 24, 2015

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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

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when the moon is lowWhen the Moon Is Low by Nadja Hashimi

When the Moon Is Low is a fantastic story about love and family, and the difficult choices people make every day. When Fereiba’s husband is murdered by the Taliban, she decides she must take their three children and flee for the safety of her sister’s home in England. But their journey is fraught with danger, and in the middle of a busy market in Greece, her son, Saleem, becomes separated from them. Now Fereiba is faced with the terrible choice of staying to find him, or pushing on to safety with the rest of her family, while Saleem is exposed to the frightening world of human trafficking. This is a heartbreaking novel that should not be shied away from.

Backlist bump: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

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