Page Turners

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

aired the week of January 30, 2017

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong is a unique take on the traditional locked room mystery.  It is set in the town of Rockton in the Canadian wilderness.  Rockton is off the grid and populated by people who need to disappear from society.  Casey Duncan has just become the town's newest resident and police detective.  Her first day she has a missing person and a murder to solve.

aired the week of January 23, 2017

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams is loosely based on the German comic opera Der Rosenkavalier first performed in 1911.  This story is set against the sweeping backdrop of New York City during the height of the Jazz age. Society matron Theresa Marshall has fallen in love with her much younger paramour whom she just may lose to a sweet young thing.  It is difficult being a woman of a Certain Age.

aired the week of January 16, 2017

The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie introduces former Marine Peter Ash who while suffering from PTSD chooses to help out the family of a fellow corpsman.  While repairing their front porch Ash discovers a suitcase stuffed with bills and explosive detonators.  What was Peter's friend doing when he committed suicide?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

aired the week of January 9, 2017

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf is a thriller set in rural Iowa.  Sarah Quinlan finds out what little her husband has told her about his past is a lie.  Now his Aunt Julia is dead and it seems they are among the suspects even though they were in another state when Julia was pushed down the stairs.  Sarah cannot wait to leave Iowa and return home, but not until she uncovers the truth.

aired the week of January 2, 2017

Carrie's top 10 reads for 2016 
in no particular order:

1.  Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
2.  Invisible City by Julia Dahl
3.  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
4.  The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig
5.  In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
6.  Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry
7.  Lawyer for the Dog by Lee Robinson
8.  Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima
9.  Lilac Girls
10. The Zig Zag Girl by Ella Griffiths

aired the week of December 26, 2016

Grace by Natashia Deon tells the story of Naomi in flashbacks.  Chapters about Naomi, a runaway slave alternate with chapters about her daughter Josey who was born just before Naomi was killed by slave hunters.  Set in the deep south during the mid 1800s.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

aired the week of December 19, 2016

Christmas in Pairs by Anita Hughes is a romance set in the most romantic city in the world at the most magical time of the year. Isabel has just broken off her engagement but decides to take her honeymoon trip to Paris alone.  There she meets Alec who has been jilted by his fiancee.  The two make friends.  Alec hopes for more but Isabel is following the advice of a fortune teller and is only looking for a French aristocrat to marry. Can they still find love?

aired the week of December 12, 2016

Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini tells the story behind the Christmas carol Christmas Bells.  It was a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the Civil War and a time of personal tragedy in the Longfellow home.  Longfellow's story is told in alternating chapters with a modern day story set in the Boston area of Massachusetts.  A poignant Christmas novella that will linger with the reader long after the book is finished.

aired the week of December 5, 2016

Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson tells the story of Joy as she moves from her home in Chicago to live closer to her adult sons in Arizona.  Christmas is her favorite season and to make her move more fun Joy packs her RV full of Christmas items and gives them away along the route.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

aired the week of November 28, 2016

Last Words by Michael Koryta follows Mark Novak as he investigates the death of a teenage girl in Indiana.   She disappeared in a cave and when she was found by a local caver questions started about whether he found her dead in the cave or did he kill her himself.  The man has memory gaps about what happened and is hoping that Mark an investigator for a non-profit named Innocence Inc. can help him understand what occurred in that dark cavern.

aired the week of November 21, 2016

The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts examines what happened to all the horses seized by the Third Reich during Word War II.  Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Lipizzaners from Poland and Austria are being threatened by the advancing Russian Army.  Should those who care about the horses contact the American Army to assist them and save the animals?  A very interesting look at a slice of military history.

aired the week of November 14, 2016

Death Stalks Door County by Patrica Skalka is a mystery set in Door County, Wisconsin. Dave Cubiak a former Chicago police officer takes a position as a park ranger in Peninsula State Park.  He is drafted to help find a killer who is operating in the park.  He must get to the bottom of things quickly before the deaths curtail the tourist season on which the county relies for income.

Friday, October 14, 2016

aired the week of November 7, 2016

Sit! Stay! Speak! by Annie England Noblin is a light southern chick lit story.  Addie has moved to Arkansas to get her Aunt Tilly's house ready for sale.  While there she makes lots of new friends, rescues a dog, and starts to investigate the people she believe is responsible for hurting her rescue dog Felix.

aired the week of October 31, 2016

Pumpkin the Racoon Who Thought She Was a Dog by Laura Young is the story of a rescue raccoon in the Bahamas who became famous via her pictures in Instagram.  This book is a compilation of those pictures and the story of Pumpkin and her two best friends the dogs Oreo and Toffee.

aired the week of October 24, 2016

The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths features Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens of the Brighton, England police force.  When a murder occurs in Brighton it takes him back to his years in World War II and has similarities to magic tricks performed by the magicians in his unit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

aired the week of October 17, 2016

Murder at Barclay Meadow by Wendy Sand Eckel introduces Rosalie Hart who has just moved into her old family home near Cardigan, Maryland.  While exploring the grounds she finds a body that is tangled along the shore of the Cardigan river.  The body is that of a local college student and Rosalie is troubled to know the young woman was found on her property.  When the death is ruled a suicide Rosalie feels that can't be the whole story and vows to find the killer herself.

aired the week of October 10, 2016

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is a historical novel based on real people and events.  During World War II Caroline Ferriday works tirelessly to aid displaced French Citizens coming to the United States.  Teenager Kasia Kuzmerick gets arrested working for the Polish resistance.  German doctor Herta Oberheuser finds a job doing what she loves at a place called Ravensbruck.  To find out how these three lives intersect pick up the Lilac Girls today.  Please view 
Lilac Girls book promotion    for more information on this powerful story.

aired the week of October 3, 2016

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima is set in Colorado.  Deputy Mattie Cobb has a new partner.  His name is Robo and he is a German Shepherd.  When they are called out to a remote site Robo goes on full alert and leads Mattie to an injured dog that is guarding a body that is partially buried.  What is going on in their peaceful community?  Is this death drug related?  This is the first in a new mystery series that has lots of information on how a K-9 unit functions.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

aired the week of September 26, 2016

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles looks at how well one can know family.  When Natchez mayor Penn Cage is contacted by the local DA because a man has accused Penn's father Dr. Tom Cage of murdering his mother, Penn's world is rocked.  The more he looks into the circumstances the more he is pulled into events that happened back in the tumultuous 1960s.  A look at race relations in the deep south through the decades.

Penn Cage Series
1. The quiet game

aired the week of September 19, 2016

No Virgin Island by C. Michele Dorsey is set on the Island of St. John.  Sabrina Salter runs a business managing vacation property.  She is shocked to find one of her guests dead in the hammock outside of the villa he rented.  Thanks to Sabrina's past the police see her as a prime suspect.  The only way to get her quiet life back is to find out who murdered him and clear her own name.

aired the week of September 12, 2016

First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a romance novel featuring former football quarterback Cooper Graham.  Cooper has opened a new nightclub and is being stalked by PI Piper Dove.  Dove has been hired to look into Cooper's business and sparks fly when the two clash.  Part of Phillips very popular Chicago Stars series.