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Book review

‘The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty’ by Amanda Filipacchi

Filipacchi is the funniest novelist you’ve never heard of.

Book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/fdr-stalin.jpg ‘Roosevelt and Stalin’ by Susan Butler

What drew Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin together? There was far more to this unusual alliance than a common foe, says Butler.

for young adults

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/iStock_000026724747Medium.jpg ‘The Darkest Part of the Forest’ by Holly Black and ‘Vivian Apple at the End of the World’ by Katie Coyle

Capsule reviews of two recent young adult books.

the discovery

‘Comic, Curious & Quirky’ by Rona Levin

If you’re a fan of the syndicated column News of the Weird, you might enjoy a trip in Rona Levin’s wayback machine.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/GettyImages_3424850.jpg Seven books on photography

Capsule reviews of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers”; “Photography: The Whole Story” edited by Juliet Hacking; Geoff Dyer’s “The Ongoing Moment”; Susan Sontag’s “On Photography”; Roland Barthes’s “Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography”; John Berger’s “Understanding a Photograph”; Robert Adams’ “Why People Photograph”

matt rota for the boston globe

Book review

‘Screening Room’ by Alan Lightman

In “Screening Room,” Alan Lightman goes back home and wrestles his past to a draw.

Book review

‘I am Radar’ by Reif Larsen

This book is chameleonic, ambitious, epic, fantastical, whimsical, thought-provoking, arcane, philosophical, exhaustive, and completely bonkers.

the story behind the book

Josh Cook’s ‘An Exaggerated Murder’

Josh Cook, an employee of Porter Square Books since 2004, will launch his debut, in a very familiar setting.

new england literary news

Diamond girl

Children’s book author and illustrator Emily Arnold McCully likes to tell true stories about fearless girls and women.

Drawn to surrealism

Helen Oyeyemi

Award-winning writer Helen Oyeyemi draws on fairy tales in her novels, such as her recent “Boy, Snow, Bird.”

bookings

Greater Boston author readings March 1-7

A weekly calendar of author readings and literary events.

Book Club

The Boston Globe Book Club

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/townie.jpg Read ‘The Call’ with Globe book club

Andre Dubus’s memoir is beautifully written and eminently discussable.

Winter Arts Preview

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/winterartcover150-3677.jpg Winter arts preview

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/4poetry-3915--90x90.jpg The best books of 2014

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

Books for the holiday season

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/BookTreeFinal-3788.jpg Books for everyone on your holiday shopping list

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

The Year in Arts

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP478206506783-3700--90x90.jpg 2014: The Year in Arts

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

New England literary news

new england literary news

Diamond girl

Children’s book author and illustrator Emily Arnold McCully likes to tell true stories about fearless girls and women.

Seven books about...

A series of photographs taken by photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

seven books about . . .

Seven books on photography

Capsule reviews of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers”; “Photography: The Whole Story” edited by Juliet Hacking; Geoff Dyer’s “The Ongoing Moment”; Susan Sontag’s “On Photography”; Roland Barthes’s “Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography”; John Berger’s “Understanding a Photograph”; Robert Adams’ “Why People Photograph”