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Human Blues’ Is Our August Book Club Pick

Welcome to #ReadWithMC—Marie Claire’s virtual book club. It’s nice to have you! In August, we’re reading Elisa Albert’s Human Blues, an unforgettable, darkly funny novel about a singer-songwriter and the intersection of motherhood, ambition, and technology. Read an excerpt from the novel below, then find out how to participate. (You really don’t have to leave your couch!)


She was soon to bleed. Goddamn it. Another pregnancy test was negative.

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