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Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 11:49 AM

As a boy, Michael White was consigned to the “slow group” in school. He seemed to have trouble concentrating.In fact, White — who went on earn a Ph.D. — turned out to be a poet. He had a habit of locking onto objects and focusing on them obsessively, often to the neglect of whatever his teachers wanted him to be doing.That knack, or flaw, served him well in “Travels in Vermeer,” a memoir of his obsession with the 17th-century Dutch painter.

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 11:08 AM

“Little Black Lies,” by Sandra Block. Grand Central Publishing, New York and Boston, 2015. 352 pages. $15 paperback.

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 12:20 PM

“It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” By Lynsey Addario. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 357 pages. $29.95.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 1:54 PM

“My Sunshine Away” By M.O. Walsh. Amy Einhorn Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2015. 320 pages. $26.95.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 5:15 PM

While some eager viewers are champing at the bit (or ball gag, as the case may be) for this weekend’s big-screen release of “50 Shades of Grey,” we’re more in the mood for levity than the lash. If the raunch of this...

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 3:39 PM

“Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again,” by Tess Gerritsen. Ballantine Books, New York, 2014. 330 pages. $27.

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 4:16 PM

“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50” by Joan Price. Cleis Press, 2015. 396 pages. $22.95.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 2:58 PM

“The Silent Girls,” by Eric Rickstad. HarperCollins, New York. 416 pages. $11.99 paperback, available Jan. 25, 2015. E-book available now.

Updated Jan 12, 2015 at 12:04 PM

“Essays After Eighty” by Donald Hall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston/New York, 2014. 144 pages. $22.

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 1:50 PM

“Nora Webster,” by Colm Toíbín. Scribner, New York, 2014. 384 pages. $27.Colm Toíbín’s newest novel, “Nora Webster,” is set in the late 1960s and early ’70s in County Wexford in southeast Ireland.

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