FWSO Great Performances festival to celebrate Brahms-Dvorak friendship

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Violinist Augustin Hadelich will take on challenge of performing two major violin concertos in three days.

Review: ‘We Are Not Ourselves’ is an epic debut novel

Author Matthew Thomas’ saga follows the trials of Eileen Tumulty Leary and her family.

New & notable: ‘Sweetness #9’ Stephan Eirik Clark

Stephen Colbert gives a bump to another author’s debut.

Fort Worth Opera casts the Kennedys for ‘JFK’

The opera, which will premiere in 2016, recounts the first couple’s last day and night in Fort Worth.

Book review: ‘Blood Aces’

Author Doug J. Swanson tells the violent but entertaining story of Dallas and Vegas gambling kingpin Benny Binion.

What’s new in bookstores

Of note: an LA socialite goes undercover, Bess Crawford is on the case and the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

New & Notable: ‘The 6th Extinction’

Bestselling author James Rollins returns with a 10th installment in his ‘Sigma Force’ series.

What’s new in bookstores

Of note: Amy Bloom returns, the finale of ‘The Magicians’ trilogy and the life of the real Mona Lisa.

New & notable book: ‘The Lost Island’

Bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child off the third adventure in their Gideon Crew series.