Wyatt’s World | Sound Reading

From Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity to Bernie Krause’s The Great Animal Orchestra to Dion Graham’s astounding reading of Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis, books on or incorporating the subject of sound hold deep and resonant attractions for readers. These five new books explore the great range of aural-centered works, spanning such diverse approaches as fiction, memoir, scientific investigation, and cultural commentary.

  • How Music Works by David Byrne (McSweeney’s)
  • Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (Harper)
  • Reinventing Bach by Paul Elie (Farrar)
  • The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind by Seth S. Horowitz (Bloomsbury)
  • Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young (Blue Rider)
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Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net