The Discreet Hero, searching for The World Beyond Your Head, ventured past The Buried Giant and tried not to disturb the Hissing Cousins who were attracting gawkers on Main Street again. Fearing the End of College and having to follow his father’s fate of becoming a Barefoot Lawyer, our hero traced the path of Galileo’s Middle Finger to The Fifth Gospel and The Future of the Catholic Church. Seeing The Red Notice and The Tusk That Did the Damage, he ran toward Washington’s Circle, which he always thought led to The Edge of the World. It was there he had an epiphany and thought Every Day I Fight I shall be Better Than Before. With a Blink of the Screen the film was over.
In addition to the titles constructing the narrative above, we have received the following books this month as part of our Rotating Collection:
- What Comes Next and How to Like It / Abigail Thomas
- 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History / Andrew Morton
- The Complete Poetry / Maya Angelou
- AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena / Mitchell Moffit & Greg Brown
- Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing / Laura Snyder
- Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young
- Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom / Blaine Harden
- Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care / H. Gilbert Welch
- Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man / Michael Tennesen
- Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles / Ron Garan
Some of the books in our Rotating Collection made the shortlist for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction on April 6, 2015. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Write takes the reader through the thirteen days of the conference in 1978 that put Israel and Egypt on the path to peace.
Other nonfiction titles on the Carnegie shortlist include Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryant Stevenson and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. On the fiction shortlist are: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín, and On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee.