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Quick Pick: May 27, 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

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

outrun the moonOutrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

It’s 1908, and Mercy Wong is a 15-year-old girl in San Francisco who is trying to escape the poverty of Chinatown by attending a prestigious school for girls. She is desperate to prove herself through an education, but when a historic earthquake rocks the city, destroying Mercy’s school and home, she refuses to sit by in the temporary shelter, and instead decides to prove herself by helping rebuild her city. It’s a wonderful story of survival and perseverance. I loved Under a Painted Sky, Lee’s last book, and she has once again mastered the perfect balance of history and storytelling with her latest.

Backlist bump: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee