A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every listener, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, travelogues, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.
The son of an English father and a Russian mother, Charlie Doig is a big man: in stature, spirit, and sexual appetite. In 1914, he is on a mission for the Academy of Science in Russia when war breaks out. Doig, who has no intention of being killed, returns to his home near Smolensk and to the woman he loves, Elizaveta. But imperial Russia is doomed. Trapped by the snow with Doig and Elizaveta are a motley collection of old aristocrats and two soldiers seeking refuge, one of whom, Doig fears, is a Bolshevik.
"A life in two parts"
The Trauma ICU of a Level 1 trauma center is the setting for this thought-provoking novel, which reveals the ruthlessness of medical education and practice. James Fleming recounts a day in the life of a resident in emergency medicine at an urban teaching hospital. The novel's title, which translates loosely as I thirst, echoes the Christ of St. John. Tengo Sed's protagonist, however, known only as Hovercraft because he is always around, always feeling on edge, is not a savior but a hapless resident with a tendency toward mysticism.
"ER Intern, No Sleep, & A Coffee Diet"