The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles
American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Eden's outcasts : the story of Louisa May Alcott and her father by John Matteson
150 facts about grieving children by Erin Linn
Beauty tips from Moose Jaw : travels in search of Canada by Will Ferguson
Blind descent : the quest to discover the deepest place on earth by James M. Tabor
The city of falling angels by John Berendt
The rock garden plant primer : easy, small plants for containers, patios, and the open garden by Christopher Grey-Wilson
If you have a rock garden and are looking for plants, this book is for you. If you don't have a rock garden but are looking for groundcovers or low-growing flowering plants, this book is for you, too. Inside you'll find detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, as well as lists of which ones grow best in particular conditions, and general information about how to create your own rock garden. Many of these plants work well in weather like we're having right now (hot!).
Fiction titles include:
Alive on the Andrea Doria: the greatest sea rescue in history by Pierertte Domenica Simpson
Endurance : [Shackleton's incredible voyage to the Antarctic] by Alfred Lansing ; photography by Frank Hurley
Alive on the Andrea Doria! [sound recording] : the greatest sea rescue in history by Pierette Domenica Simpson
In the heart of the sea [sound recording] : [the tragedy of the whaleship Essex] by Nathaniel Philbrick
The author, Liz, Wiseman contends that leaders fall into two distinct categories: Multipliers and Diminishers. Multipliers, those who liberate their employees to do their very best, invest in human capital and inspire excellence, are the exact opposite of Diminishers. Diminishers, in turn, are toxic, self-centered, and often know-it-alls, whose lack of managerial skills tend to tear down their employees. While many people land in the middle of this continuum, Wiseman creates an excellent framework for her theory. Anyone who reads this book will recognize the Multipliers and Diminishers in their lives.
Why didn't I think of that? : 101 inventions that changed the world by hardly trying by Anthony Rubino, Jr
Michigan has an officially recognized state book titled "The Legend of Sleeping Bear" by Kathy-Jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Krankenhuyzen. Read the book and earn a drawing slip for Summer Reading which qualifies for a non-fiction read about Michigan. Good Luck!
Real food has curves : how to get off processed food, lose weight, and love what you eat with more than 100 recipes by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough ; photographs by Nisha Sondhe
Ribs, chops, steaks, & wings : irresistible recipes for the grill, stovetop, and oven by Ray Lampe ; photographs by Leigh Beisch
Will Travel for Food
Spain - a culinary road trip by Mario Batali with Gwyneth Paltrow
Around the world in 80 dinners: the ultimate culinary adventure by Cheryl and Bill Jamison
Joe Biden by Michael V. Uschan
Eli Manning by John F. Wukovits
Cesar Millan by Gail B. Stewart
Get up and moving
Gentle Hikes of upper Michigan by Tornabene, Ladona
Adventure guide to Michigan [electronic resource] by Kevin & Laurie Hillstrom
Wreck of the Carl D.: a true story of loss, survival, and rescue at sea by Michael Schumacher
Mighty fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Eight steamboats: sailing through the sixties by Patrick Livingston; foreword by Neal Shine
The green home by Bridget Biscotti Bradley and the editors of Sunset Books
How green is your home? What impact on your health and well-being do the materials and items in your house have? It could be a lot, and if you're planning a renovation or even just redecorating, this book has a lot of great information about how to make environmentally responsible choices that are also aesthetically pleasing and useful in everyday real life.