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3 New Books to Pick Up and Read Right Now

In a culture where new motherhood is either treated as intensely joyful or comically hapless, Elisa Albert's After Birth provides a necessary and fascinating corrective, exploring the loneliness and loss of self that having a child can engender.

3 New Books to Pick Up This Week

Turn off Netflix and pick up one of these books. 

3 New Books to Pick Up This Week

Given recent current events, Jill Leovy's Ghettoside couldn't be a more well-timed book. It's the true story of an LA cop whose youngest son is murdered in Watts (one of the city's toughest neighborhoods) and the dogged detective trying to find the killer.

3 New Books to Pick Up This Week

If one of your goals is to have a cleaner, more organized, and less cluttered home (and if it isn't, then you should probably write a book of your own), consider dropping a very worthwhile $15 on Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

Great Books to Read This Month

Miranda July is best known for her films Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future, but she's also an accomplished fiction writer, as her first novel, The First Bad Man, proves.

Editors' Picks: J.Crew's New Balance, Christmas Birthdays, & More

Last-minute gift ideas from the exhausted 7x7 edit team. 

3 New Reads For the Holiday Season

It's technically a young-adult novel, but I can't imagine any adult not being sucked in by the premise of Katie Coyle's debut, Vivian Apple at the End of the World. The eponymous heroine is the freethinking teenage daughter of two extremely devout parents who are convinced the rapture is on its way—

What We're Reading Now: Exotic Travel Essays and Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit continues to be one of San Francisco's literary treasures, as her new collection, Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness, amply illustrates.

3 New Books to Pick Up and Read Right Now

Aside from Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman might be the most famous caped crusader around, and she's certainly the most famous superheroine. But as Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman reveals, her origins might be even more interesting than her travails on the comic-book page.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Dark, witty, and intense, Merritt Tierce's Love Me Back has been earning acclaim for its penetrating insight into the life of a complicated woman. Marie, its protagonist, is a young single mom who's scored a waitressing job at a high-end Dallas steakhouse, but instead of rising high, she self-destructs, falling into a tangle of casual sex, cocaine, drinking, and other bad habits.

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