Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

aired the week of December 22, 2014

The Christmas Angel by Jane Maas may very well be one of my new favorite Christmas stories.  This beautiful tale follows poor Welsh coal miner Owen Thomas as he makes an angel for his love.  His suit is rejected and he leaves for America where the precious tradition of the Christmas Angel is passed from one generation to the next until she comes full circle.

aired the week of February 2, 2015

Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan is a difficult book to categorize.  Twelve-year-old Willow Chance is a genius with poor social skills.  But she manages to find friends when tragedy strikes her young life.  Enter school behavioral counselor Dell Duke and Qang-ha and his sister Mai who are also visiting the counselor.  This is a must read story that will make you laugh and cry in turns.  A gem to treasure.

aired the week of January 26, 2015

A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry is set against the backdrop of upstate New York int he Adirondack Mountains.  When men cutting ice for a sculpture find a body frozen in the ice reporter Troy Chance is surprised she knows the dead man.  He was her roommate's boyfriend and there has to be a story there.

aired the week of January 19, 2015

The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron is set in rural Maine.  Mike Bowditch is a young game warden for the state who sets of on his own to investigate a murder in which his father is the primary suspect.  An enjoyable series that will have you checking out the rest of the 5 titles.

1. The Poacher's Son
2. Tresspasser
3. Bad Little Falls
4. Massacre Pond
5. Bone Orchard

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

aired the week of January 12, 2015

The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee is the story of Portia who is having to learn how to take control of her own life and live for her dreams not someone elses.  She has run to New York City after divorcing her husband in Texas. Now she will have to make it on her own and come to terms with the knowing that she has.  A bit romance, a bit foodie, a dab chick lit and a little sprinkle of magic make this a wonderful story that is delicious to the last page.

aired the week of January 5, 2015

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews is set in Savannah, Georgia and follows Cara Kryzik the owner of a start up flower shop called Bloom who is trying her hardest to keep her business afloat and juggle all the demands of picky panicky brides and their mothers.  This is a feel good chick lit read.

aired the week of December 29, 2014

Carries Top 10 Reads for 2014 
Listed in the order read:

1. Six Years by Harlan Coben
2. Snapshot by Lis Wiehl
3. The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts
4. The Ranger by Ace Atkins
5. Vintage by Susan Gloss
6. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
7. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
8.Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
9. Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
10. The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron

Friday, November 21, 2014

aired the week of December 15, 2014

A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer follows Nicole and her new husband Sebastian as they try to create the perfect first Christmas in spite of Sebastian's daughter from his first marriage who is scheming to try and get her parents back together in time for the birth of her second child.

aired the week of December 8, 2014

A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas tells the story of Eliza Spooner who lives in northeast Kansas during the Civil War.  She is making a quilt for her husband who is fighting with the Kansas Volunteers. But there are so many decisions she has to make now as the head of her house.

aired the week of December 1, 2014

Three Story House by Courtney Miller Santo tells the story of three cousins, Lizzie, Isobel and Elyse as they travel to Memphis to help Lizzie save her family home, Spite House from the wrecking ball.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

aired the week of November 24, 2014

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe is a work of historical fiction set during the early days of the Civil War.  Rosetta decides to follow her husband Jeremiah when he enlists with the Union Army.  She cuts her hair dons men's clothes and joins up as Private Ross Stone.

aired the week of November 17, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell tells the story of Georgie who is missing the family Christmas trip to Omaha to work on her new sitcom.  Her husband Neal is hurt and Georgie is afraid it is the end of her marriage.  Then she finds an old landline in her childhood bedroom that will connect her to Neal in the past.  Maybe she can repair the future with this old phone.

aired the week of November 10, 2014

Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott introduces Sam Capra who works at the CIA field office in London.  When the office is blown up it looks like Sam is the traitor or maybe his pregnant wife is behind it.  Sam knows that isn't true, but how will he find the responsible party when the CIA is holding him in custody?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

aired the week of November 3, 2014

Quiet Dell by Jane Anne Phillips tells the story of widowed Asta Eicher who in 1931 begins an ill fated correspondence with a gentleman from West Virginia.  It is only later she and her three children are discovered buried behind his barn.  Journalist Emily Thornhill vows to avenge this family from her hometown of Chicago and see that justice is served.  Based on a true story this is a gripping and powerful tale.

aired the week of October 27, 2014

Runner by Patrick Lee is a thriller that is difficult to put down.  Meet Sam Dryden who literally bumps into 12-year-old Rachel on the boardwalk while men are trying to hunt her down and kill her.  Sam immediately becomes her protector, but who are these men and why are they trying to kill her?

aired the week of October 20, 2014

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson tells the fascinating story behind many of the amazing things accomplished during that summer such as Charles Lindberg's cross Atlantic flight and Babe Ruth setting the home run record.  This book will be discussed as part of the Library's Pushing the Limits series on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 in the Library' north room.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

aired the week of October 13, 2014

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips gives a nod to her favorite Gothic writers. In this novel Phillips has created a lighthearted contemporary romance with Gothic overtones.  Annie Hewitt is back on the island off the coast of Maine, the place that only holds bad memories from her teenage years.  Hopefully she won't encounter brooding Theo Harp again.  No such luck, and the sparks are flying!

aired the week of October 6, 2014

Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio is a mystery/thriller set in Montana.  Grace Adams witnesses a woman being brutally attacked behind her home.  The woman is Grace's estranged mother who disappeared 11 years ago.  Now State Police Detective Macy Greely is in route to the town to reopen the investigation she had to abandon 11 years previous.

aired the week of September 29, 2014

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio follows June Andersen as she inherits her great Aunt Ruby's children's bookstore in Seattle.  June discovers a cache of letters between her aunt and the legendary children's author Margaret Wise Brown.  Was Aunt Ruby the inspiration for the classic title Goodnight Moon?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

aired the week of September 22, 2014

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter is a stand alone title that takes a look at the rampant racism and sexism prevalent in cop culture of the 1970s focusing specifically on Atlanta, Georgia.  This book follows rookie officer Kate Murphy and force veteran Maggie Lawson as they attempt to track down a brutal cop killer that is dividing the city along racial lines.

aired the week of September 15, 2014

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell tells the story of two teen misfits who find a safe haven in each other.  Eleanor is overweight and red headed, Park is Korean-American, both feel alone. Yet, thanks to fate and an open bus seat they slowly become friends, then the relationship really blossoms.