Page Turners

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

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

aired the week of march 26, 2018

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper tells the story of eleven-year-old Polly McClusky as she and her ex-convict father are on the run from the Aryan Steel gang who have put a hit out on the entire family.  What can Nate McClusky do to keep his young daughter safe?

aired the week of March 19, 2018

Time of Death by Lucy Kerr introduces nurse Frankie Stapleton who is home to help her pregnant sister when she encounters a man having a heart attack outside the ER.  She gets him stabilized and is later shocked to hear he died.  Now she is being accused of improper conduct in his death and may lose her nursing license.  It is up to Frankie to figure out what happened so she can clear her name.

Frankie Stapleton series
1. Time of Death
2. No One Can Know

aired the week of March 12, 2018

The Saboteur by Andrew Gross tells the daring story of the World War II raid by the Norwegian resistance army of the Norsk Hydro Plant in Verork.  The Germans are using the plant to produce heavy water for the atomic bomb and it must be destroyed before they succeed in creating this weapon.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

aired the week of March 5, 2018

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio where Elena Richardson ends up on the opposite side of a child custody case from her renter Mia Warren.  When Elena decides to dig into Mia's past she sets in motion many events she couldn't have predicted.

aired the week of February 26, 2018

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz is a nod to classic British mysteries.  This story within a story starts with a murder mystery set in the 1950s that will help solve the mystery of the death of the author of that story.  A fascinating and creative murder mystery that will keep you guessing till the end.

aired the week of February 19, 2018

To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman is a first novel that follows three women as they settle in to the small Kansas community of New Hope.  This novel brings together quilters, library lovers and artists to save the town's cultural treasures.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

aired the week of February 12, 2018

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe tells the story of Anna Blanc a Los Angeles socialite who wants to be a police detective.  However in 1907 she will have to settle for being a police matron.  However the force has no idea how much trouble Anna can stir up.

Anna Blanc Mystery series
1. The Secret Life of Anna Blanc
2. The Woman in the Camphor Trunk

aired the weed of February 5, 2018

A Long Way from Chicago & A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck are part of a series of chapter books set in a small Illinois town during the depression.  Joey and Mary Alice Dowdell visit their Grandma and learn much about life thanks to Grandma's unorthodox tutelage.

aired the week of January 29, 2018

Celine by Peter Heller follows Celine who has been dubbed the Prada P.I.  Her specialty is reuniting birth families and when she receives a call from a young woman named Gabriela who is looking for her father who disappeared 20 years ago Celine is intrigued.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

aired the week of January 22, 2018

Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron is the first in a cozy mystery series set in Louisiana's Cajun country.  Maggie Crozat helps run her family's home as a Bed & Breakfast.  When a honeymooning couple die under mysterious circumstances Maggie knows she has to get to the bottom of things if she has any hope of salvaging the family business.

1. Plantation Shudders
2. Body on the Bayou
3. Cajun Christmas Killing

aired the week of January 15, 2018

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware follows Lo a travel reporter on the maiden voyage of a boutique cruise ship.  On the first night Lo realizes she lost her mascara in a robbery.  She knocks on the door of the next cabin and borrows from the woman there.  When later Lo sees blood on the wall between cabins and hears a thud she fears for the woman's life.  But, it is like the woman was never on the ship.  Is Lo imagining things or is something more sinister happening?

aired the week of January 8, 2018

The Devil's Country by Harry Hunsicker introduces former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines who is drifting through small Texas towns by bus.  In Piedra Springs he meets a woman who begs him for help then disappears.  When she is found dead Arlo is the number one suspect.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

aired the week of January 1, 2018

Carrie's Top 10 Reads for 2017
In no particular order other than the order I read them.

1. The Professional by Owen Laukkanen
2.  Nine Women, One Dress by Jane Rosen
3. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
4. Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson
5. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
6. The keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
7. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
8. The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan
9. The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
10. The Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott

aired the week of December 25, 2017

Christmas on Mill Street by Joseph Walker is a nostalgic look at Christmas through the eyes of a 9-year-old by who still believes in Santa and wants to best his sister while becoming one of the guys at his new school in Utah.  Set in 1962 this is a sweet Christmas novella.

aired the week of December 18, 2017

Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle follows Joy who is so wrapped up in her career she doesn't have time for anything else.  When her aunt has an accident Joy has to step in and help out which includes feeding animals, decorating for Christmas and a cute handyman to boot.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

aired the week of December 11, 2017

A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe tells the story of the McClellan family.  Taylor is back from Afghanistan but he isn't the person his family remembers.  Suffering from PTSD Taylor is difficult to be around and isn't the brother Miller remembers.  Miller would like a puppy for Christmas but money is tight with the downturn in the economy and his father losing his job.  The McClellan family needs a few miracles if they are going to have a good Christmas this year and keep their family intact.  A thought provoking heartwarming Christmas novella.

aired the week of December 4, 2017

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne tells the story of Helena daughter of a man known as the Marsh King.  The Marsh King abducted a teenage girl and kept her and the child they had together hidden in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for over 12 years before he was captured.  Now he has escaped from prison after 15 years inside and it is up to Helena to track down the man she used to idolize and return him to prison.

aired the week of November 27, 2017

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker is a mystery set in the Nebraska Sandhills.  Kate Fox's husband has been shot in an altercation where a local rancher was killed.  It wouldn't be so scary if her husband wasn't the county sheriff and it wasn't election year.  Kate needs to get to the bottom of things and find the real killer before her husband is accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Kate Fox series
1. Stripped Bare
2. Dark Signal

Thursday, November 02, 2017

aired the week of November 20, 2017

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis tells the story of Rose Lewin whose life is falling apart.  She is hoping that doing a story on Darby McLaughlin a woman who has lived at the Barbizon Hotel for Women since she came to New York in the 1950s to attend secretarial school will turn her career around.  Rose can feel a story behind the cool facade and she is going to dig until she finds out what happened to Darby as a young woman.

aired the week of November 13, 2017

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky follows the lives of two women who over many decades and two continents were both deeply affected by the painting of the Bellhop by Chaim Soutine.  Rose Zimmer's family lost track of the painting when they were relocated from Vienna, Austria during World War II and Lizzie Goldstein's family has the painting stolen during a teenage party at her house.  Both women are drawn together by tragedy, the draw of the painting and the family stories that they share.

aired the week of November 6, 2017

Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is set in the British Virgin Islands.  Teddy Creque is the special constable on the island of Anegada where a body has just been discovered on the beach.  It looks like someone treasure hunting but when Teddy starts to investigate nothing is as it appears.