About Alice, by Calvin Trillin
“Love is so personal. And fascinating. And intensely important. How can you know if you’re doing it right? I’ll tell you how—read this book. The tender eulogy shows us what love can and should be like: not sappy or saccharine. Just deep, funny, aching, exuberant, enduring, and pure.”
Recommended by Elizabeth Weil, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of No Cheating, No Dying ($25, amazon.com).
To buy: $15, amazon.com.