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‘Leaving Before the Rains Come’ by Alexandra Fuller

While the account of a doomed marriage is nothing new, Fuller’s take on it is unique.

the story behind the book

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Opera star Deborah Voigt was fired by the Royal Opera House because she was too heavy to fit into her costume.

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‘Slant Six’ by Erin Belieu and ‘Barely Composed’ by Alice Fulton

Two new poetry collections.

the discovery

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Photographer Laura McPhee’s “The Home and the World: A View of Calcutta” is awash in colors.

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Books exploring relentless repetition, images and slogans,and more.

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‘Red Notice’ by Bill Browder

Investment banker Bill Browder’s true life story of high finance and high drama is fascinating.

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‘Hell and Good Company’ by Richard Rhodes

It may be true that history is one damned thing after another. But there’s no reason Richard Rhodes’s new book had to be, too.

A detail of “Ubi Girl from Tai Region” by Lois Mailou Jones.

new england literary news

African-American art

“Common Wealth: Art by African-Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” by Lowery Stokes Sims is a season’s highlight.

for children

‘Smick’ by Doreen Cronin, ‘Fleabrain Loves Franny’ by Joanne Rocklin, ‘Leontyne Price’ by Carole Boston Weatherford

Capsule reviews of three recent titles.

bookings

Greater Boston author readings Feb. 1-7

A full listing of events this week.

Book Club

The Boston Globe Book Club

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Have you been reading “The Call” by Yannick Murphy? Join us for a Twitter discussion with the author Tuesday, Feb. 3, at noon.

Winter Arts Preview

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Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

The best of the bunch

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Critics’ picks for children, teens, and adults, for fans of fiction and nonfiction, lovers of sports and thrillers.

Books for the holiday season

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Here is a guide to books for everyone on your list.

The Year in Arts

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2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

New England literary news

A detail of “Ubi Girl from Tai Region” by Lois Mailou Jones.

new england literary news

African-American art

“Common Wealth: Art by African-Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” by Lowery Stokes Sims is a season’s highlight.

Seven books about...