>HOW MUSIC WORKS
by John Powell
The difference between a note and a noise, how perfect pitch is no big deal and why some songs make us cry.
THE TRUTH ABOUT GRIEF
by Ruth Davis Konigsberg
Five stages? Maybe not. This hopeful book upends old ideas and emphasizes resilience.
HOW TO WRITE A SENTENCE
by Stanley Fish
“A sentence is, in John Donne’s words, ‘a little world made cunningly,’ ” writes Fish. He’ll teach you the art.