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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.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Sarah Waters is one of the most talented historical-fiction writers today, updating Dickensian-style stories with compelling prose and honesty. If you haven't read her books Fingersmith or The Night Watch, I highly recommend them.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30, all day, at the Booksmith (1644 Haight St.) and both Book Passage locations (1 Ferry Building and 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera). 

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

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