Nancy H. Fontaine

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The Science of Music: How Technology Has Shaped the Evolution of an Artform

An engaging introduction for any adult interested in the mathematics and physics of music.

This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You

As long as readers are up for a record pull, they won’t be disappointed. Sure to appeal to many popular music lovers, particularly young adults.

A History of the World Through Body Parts: The Stories Behind the Organs, Appendages, Digits, and the Like Attached to (or Detached from) Famous Bodies

Clever, informative, entertaining, and sometimes crass, this quick-reading book will appeal to teens and adult readers who like an offbeat view of history, as found in works like The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb, and who aren’t shy about bodily functions.

The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How To Understand Yours

A highly readable, entertaining, and authoritative book. Recommended for all non-specialists interested in how the brain works.

We Were Never Here

This gripping and thoughtful novel with a self-aware protagonist considers feminism and the psychology of memory while never losing its pace. This book will appeal to readers of psychological thrillers such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.

A Touch of Jen

This is an original, genre-bending story that morphs from social commentary into something violent and fantastical, reminiscent of the television series Black Mirror. Recommended for readers looking for something surprising to spice up their summer reading.

Hard To Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick

Readers looking for easy advice on habit change can turn to plenty of other options in the popular psychology genre. Those who are deeply interested in the brain and neuroscience research should enjoy this stimulating work.

Enneagram Empowerment: Discover Your Personality Type and Unlock Your Potential

This book is an attractive introduction to a personality test that references mainstream popular therapeutic concepts and emphasizes self-care. Readers attracted to personality tests for personal enrichment will be interested.

Brain-Changing Strategies to Trauma-Proof Our Schools: A Heart-Centered Movement for Wiring Well-Being

Despite its flaws, this book is recommended for teachers and all those interested in helping individuals experiencing and healing from traumatic events.

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