Page Turners

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

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

aired the week of April 21, 2014

Snapshot by Lis Wiehl, takes us back to the tumultuous times of the sixties when federal prosecutor Lisa Waldren returns home to Dallas to help her father try to clear a man sentenced to die for the murder of a civil rights leader at a 1965 rally in Fort Worth.  But some people want these old secrets to stay buried and their lives may be on the line as they race to help this death row inmate.

aired the week of April 14, 2014

Rogue by Mark Sullivan is like Jason Bourne and Robin Hood all rolled into one.  This is an adrenaline rush of a thriller that follows former CIA operative Robin Monarch as he works to find out who is trying to set him up and kill him off.

aired the week of April 7, 2014

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay tells the story of an unconventional friendship that springs up between American author, Jackson Cooper and British recluse Eve Petworth when Eve mails Cooper a letter to tell him how much she enjoyed his latest novel.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

aired the week of March 31, 2014

The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angles Anglada is a powerful novella that tells the story of Daniel, a Jewish luthier who is forced to make a violin by the commander of the concentration camp.  It is a bet and his life hangs in the balance.  A moving story of the Holocaust.

aired the week of March 24, 2014

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford tells the story of young William Eng who is living at Sacred Heart Orphanage in Seattle during the Great Depression.  His mother is gone and he is alone until he sees an ad for Willow Frost who is coming to town.  She is his mother, he knows it and he will do anything to see her one more time.

aired the week of March 17, 2014

When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle is the third installment in our Pushing the Limits Discussion series. Join us March 27th at 6:30 pm to discuss this title and its nature theme.  This book is set in the Channel Islands of the coast of California where there is a fight between the Parks Service and private citizens over what constitutes a native creature and what is an invasive species.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

aired the week of March 10, 2014 

Six Years by Harland Coben is a fast paced thriller with lots of twists and turns.  When college professor Jake Fisher tries to contact his ex-girlfriend after she married 6 years ago he is blocked at every turn.  She has vanished into thin air and nothing makes sense. What is going on?

aired the week of March 3, 2014

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank is a fun light read about Les who at almost 60 is tired of catering to everyone else's wants and needs.  She doesn't want to spend the rest of her life with her husband's friend's "Barbie" wives, and she is going to make some changes.

aired the week of February 24, 2014

The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen tells the story of Commonwealth a small mill town in the Pacific northwest that decides to quarantine itself during the influenza outbreak of 1918 and the dire consequences of that decision for the townspeople.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

aired the week of February 17, 2014

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline is an adrenaline charged thrill ride.  Doctor Jill Farrow is shocked to find her former stepdaughter Abby on her doorstep.  Abby is distraught, her father has just died.  The police rule it a unintentional suicide, but Abby suspects foul play and wants Jill to help her get to the bottom of things. 

aired the week of February 10, 2014

The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent is a western story set at the end of the nineteenth century.  Nate Cannon a Texas State Policeman follows a brutal killer across Texas.  Nate never realizes that his life is on an collision course with that of Lucinda Carter a runaway brothel worker.  No one will walk away unchanged.

aired the week of February 3, 2014

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is the second title in our Pushing the Limits book discussion series, which will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:30 in the library auditorium.  All are welcome.  Thunderstruck tells the interwoven stories of two men - Hawley Harvey Crippen, a very unlikely murderer and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication - whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

aired the week of January 27, 2014

Runaway Man by David Handler is the first in a new series featuring New York P.I. Benji Golden who is hot on the case of a missing person.  However this missing person, a college student isn't too hard to find.  When dead bodies start to pile up in Benji's wake he wonder's if this job is a set up.  If it is, will he live to tell the tale or is he the next dead body?

aired the week of January 20, 2014

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan tells the story of any parent's worst nightmare.  Kim is 18 and enjoying her last summer before college.  She is working at the gas station on the highway and hanging out with friends.  Then one evening in August she doesn't show up for work.  She doesn't join her friends later to party and she never comes home.  What has happened to Kim?

aired the week of January 13, 2014

Arctic Drift by Clive & Dirk Cussler kicks off our Pushing the Limits program series on January 23rd at 6:30 in the Library Auditorium.  Join us to discuss the themes of survival in this suspense thriller novel.  When a breakthrough discovery reveals a potential source for the reversal of global warming, the race is on for Dirk Pitt director of the National Underwater Marine agency and his staff.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

aired the week of January 6, 2014

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is a classic written in 1943.  Francie Nolan is eleven years old when this book opens.  Follow her through her hardscrabble life in Brooklyn in the early 1900s.  A beautifully written, enduring classic with themes that speak to every generation.

aired the week of December 30, 2013

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: a Southern Girl, a Small Town and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher.  Dreher shares the story of his younger sister Ruthie who is diagnosed at the age of 40 with a very aggressive form of lung cancer.  Dreher explores Ruthie's  relationship with her family and community as they rally around their dying friend.

aired the week of December 23, 2013

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas tells the story of young orphan Holly who is being cared for by her two bachelor uncles.  All she wants for Christmas is an new mom.  Will she get her Christmas wish?

aired the week of December 16, 2013

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews continues the story of good friends Weezie and Bebe as they try to prepare for the upcoming Christmas season.  Weezie is marrying her longtime boyfriend and Bebe is due to deliver her first child at any moment.  Can these two southern girls make it through the holiday season with their spirits intact?

Monday, November 18, 2013

aired the week of December 9, 2013

Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah is a Christmas novella that follows high school librarian Joy Candellaro after she is divorced from her husband and estranged from her sister.  How can she enjoy the Christmas season when there is no one to share it with.  On impulse Joy boards a flight for Canada where the small charter plane goes down in the Pacific Northwest.  In the woods Joy meet a young boy named Bobby who is also hurting from loss.  Can Joy and Bobby help each other put the past behind them to look forward to the blessings of Christmas?

aired the week of December 2, 2013

Silver Bells by Luanne Rice is a Christmas novella that takes place in New York City.  Christopher has always sold his Christmas trees in the city, but last year his 16-year-old son ran away from the stand.  This year he vows to locate his child, but he may need more help than he can imagine as the city is so very large.  Will Catherine, a woman who witnessed the whole family blow up last year be willing to help Christopher?  Magical things can happen during the Christmas season if you are just willing to believe.

aired the week of November 25, 2013

Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne is the story Sophie Jones a chocolatier with major trust issues.  Her parents and grandmother died in a car accident on Sophie's 9th birthday and her fiancĂ© recently broke things off right before the wedding so the trust issues may be warranted.  These heartbreaking events have lead to one wonderful creation, the misfortune cookie, which is one of her best selling items.  They are popular for the handwritten misfortunes Sophie puts in each cookie.  Some examples are:
  • You will soon fall in love.  Caution" when people fall, something usually breaks.
  • He who throws dirt is losing ground.
  • Yesterday was the high point of your life. Sorry.