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The innovator's hypothesis - how cheap experiments are worth more than good ideas by Schrage, Michael.

The innovator's hypothesis - how cheap experiments are worth more than good ideas

Edited summary from book.

May 28, 2015
The jaguar's children by Vaillant, John.

The jaguar's children

Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait. Hector finds a name in his friend Cesar's phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message Cesar has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through?

May 25, 2015
The killing woods by Christopher, Lucy, author.

The killing woods

Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl's broken body. 'Gone,' he says, then retreats into silence. What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent; isn't he? She's got to uncover the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee's charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her. The kinds of games that can kill?

May 26, 2015
The kiss of deception by Pearson, Mary (Mary E.)

The kiss of deception

"On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love"--

May 25, 2015
The lady from Zagreb by Kerr, Philip.

The lady from Zagreb

A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister ... close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister's command.

May 26, 2015
The late scholar - the new Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery by Paton Walsh, Jill, 1937-

The late scholar - the new Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery

When a dispute among the fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"--charged with the task of resolving the issue. It is time for Lord Peter and his detective novelist wife Harriet to revisit their beloved Oxford, where their long and literate courtship finally culminated in their engagement and marriage. At first the dispute seems a simple difference of opinion about a valuable manuscript t

May 28, 2015
The meaning of human existence by Wilson, Edward O.

The meaning of human existence

A twenty-first-century philosophical argument against mechanistic views of human life outlines expansive and advanced theories on human behavior to consider how humans are supremely different from all other species.

May 28, 2015
The new one minute manager by Blanchard, Kenneth H.

The new one minute manager

The blockbuster number one international bestselling phenomenon is back; not that it ever really went away. This story quickly demonstrates three very practical management techniques: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings and One Minute Reprimands. Also includes information on several studies in medicine and in the behavioral sciences, which help readers understand why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people.

May 28, 2015
The quartet orchestrating the second American revolution, 1783-1789 by Ellis, Joseph J.

The quartet orchestrating the second American revolution, 1783-1789

May 25, 2015
The remedy by Young, Suzanne, author.

The remedy

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill. She can 'become' anyone. Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can2t get attached.

May 28, 2015
The residence - inside the private world of the white house by Brower, Kate Andersen, author.

The residence - inside the private world of the white house

America's First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, This reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

May 28, 2015
The road to character by Brooks, David, 1961- author, narrator.

The road to character

In his most eye-opening and deeply personal book yet, David Brooks tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.

May 25, 2015
The secret wisdom of the Earth by Scotton, Chris, author.

The secret wisdom of the Earth

After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, fourteen-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky. Medgar is beset by a massive mountaintop removal

May 26, 2015
The time between a novel by White, Karen (Karen S.)

The time between a novel

Eleanor Murray fled life on majestic Edisto Island for a job at a Charleston investment firm. Now her boss wants Eleanor to move back and help care for Helena, his elderly aunt. But that means confronting her childhood, including the accident that left her sister in a wheelchair. What Eleanor doesn't foresee is the bond she'll form with Helena--and the revelations that will set them free.

May 28, 2015
The unlikely hero of room 13B by Toten, Teresa, 1955-

The unlikely hero of room 13B

"Adam not only is trying to understand his OCD, while trying to balance his relationship with his divorced parents, but he's also trying to navigate through the issues that teenagers normally face, namely the perils of young love"--

May 25, 2015
The wrath & the dawn by Ahdieh, Renée, author.

The wrath & the dawn

With a new bride being executed each night by Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan, Shahrzad offers herself for marriage to him, determined to make him pay for killing her best friend.

May 25, 2015
The Zhivago affair - the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book by Finn, Peter, 1962- author.

The Zhivago affair - the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book

The dramatic, until-now-untold story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

May 26, 2015
Tough times never last, but tough people do! by Schuller, Robert H. (Robert Harold), 1926-2015.

Tough times never last, but tough people do!

"Dr. Robert H. Schuller presents his time-tested principles for achieving your goals even in the most discouraging situation. No matter what the situation or crisis is, whenever you're stymied, if you're in a rut where nothing seems to work, the powerful ideas in this program will help you not only to survive, but thrive. They are timeless and will work in any situation. In "Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do", Dr. Schuller personally tells you, from his own experience, all about the spe

May 28, 2015
Trauma - a novel by Palmer, Michael, 1942-2013, author.

Trauma - a novel

Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration of peers and staff alike. When given the chance to perform her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours-long operation turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery.

May 26, 2015
Under a war-torn sky by Elliott, Laura, 1957- author.

Under a war-torn sky

After his plane is shot down by Hitler's Luftwaffe, nineteen-year-old Henry Forester of Richmond, Virginia, strives to walk across occupied France, with the help of the French Resistance, in hopes of rejoining his unit.

May 26, 2015