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Quick Pick: September 11, 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

the hired girlThe Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

THIS BOOK. It had me crying at page one when its heroine, fourteen-year-old Joan, is telling her teacher goodbye. Joan loves school, and reading and learning, but her father insists she end her education and work the farm to help out her family. It’s Pennsylvania in 1911, and her father demands she and her four brothers earn their keep. But when Joan gets a job as a maid outside the home, she allows herself to dream of a different life away from her family’s farm. And with her big brain, Joan just might figure out how to get it. Inspired by the journal of author’s grandmother, The Hired Girl is an inspiring, magical, book lover’s delight.

Backlist bump: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 

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