Quick Pick: July 31, 2015

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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kitchens of the great midwestKitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Comparisons to Olive Kitteridge are not something tossed that should be tossed around lightly, but this magical story about a star chef is worthy. Eva grows up in Minnesota with a great appreciation for food, thanks to her father, a wonderful chef who cultivates her appreciation for different tastes and textures. When she strikes out on her own, she quickly becomes the culinary star of a secret supper club. Whimsical, sensuous, and peppered with recipes, this book is a delicious treat and an amazing debut! For foodies and fans of fantastic fiction.

Backlist bump: Mãn by Kim Thuy

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