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READ Sisters Lexie and Annie’s once-close relationship is in tatters, thanks to Annie’s drug addiction. When Annie calls, pregnant and desperate, Lexie must decide how far to go in the name of family. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer is out now, $29.99; hachette.com.au. LISTEN It’s unlikely you’ll ever attend an opera with a backdrop quite like La Bohème On Sydney Harbour. Experience Puccini’s famous tale of passion and betrayal under the stars, with food and drink stalls, plus nightly fireworks. March 23–April 22; tickets at opera.org. WATCH Chris Hemsworth stars in 12 Strong, a gritty war drama that follows a team of dedicated American soldiers who head to Afghanistan on a seemingly impossible mission to bring down the Taliban in the aftermath of 9/11. Out now in cinemas nationally.