Page Turners

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

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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

aired the week of October 30, 2017

Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt is the first in the Afton Tangler thriller series.  Afton works for the  Minneapolis Police Department as a Family Liaison Officer.  She is called in to help when a 6 month old girl is taken out of her crib.  Who could have committed this heinous crime?  Afton starts helping Max the lead detective on the case.  She hopes this experience will help her move up into the detective squad soon.

1.  Little Girl Gone (2016)
2.  Shadow Girl (2017)

aired the week of October 23, 2017

The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick follows the saga of the Kirkwood family's walled Shakespeare garden.  The garden hasn't grown anything for several centuries after it was cursed by an ancestor.  Graham Kirkwood hopes that Sorrel Sparrow of New England will be able to help the family restore the garden.  However he failed to mention to her pertinent information concerning the history of the garden.

aired the week of October 16, 2017

Falling into the Mob by Steve Zousmer is a fun look at what happens to one man when he literally bumps into the mob on the New York subway.  Phil Vail who is nearing 60 may be looking for some more excitement in his life, but the mob wasn't what he expected.  A light rollicking read.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

aired the week of October 9, 2017

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald tells the story of Sara who works in a bookstore in Sweden.  She has been corresponding with Amy from Broken Wheel, Iowa for several years.  Both women share a mutual love of books and authors.  When Sara's bookstore closes she decides to visit Amy and arrives in Iowa just as Amy's funeral concludes.  What will Sara do now in this small town full of quirky individuals?  She will teach them the power of the written word!

aired the week of October 2, 2017

The Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan is written in a series of letters and journal entries and follows the members of the ladies choir in Chilbury Kent during World War II. It gives us a picture of what life was like for those on the home front and how they made life bearable while their loved ones were away fighting.  Highly recommended for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

aired the week of September 25, 2017

Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill follows Fia McKey a disgraced Baltimore police officer who has been hired by the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau to find out if horses at a Florida racetrack are being drugged to ensure victory.  It is Fia's job to infiltrate the track as an exercise rider and find out what is going on.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

aired the week of September 18, 2017

World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hillerman is the fictionalized account of Pat Crowe who along with his partner Billy Cavanaugh kidnapped 16-year-old Edward Cudahy Jr. heir to the Cudahy meat packing industry in December of 1900.  This first successful kidnapping for ransom captured the attention of the nation and was dubbed the crime of the century.  It is an interesting look at the rough and tumble world of Omaha and the colorful characters who made up the city at the turn of the century.

aired the week of September 11, 2017

Dead Certainty by Glenis Wilson is a mystery involving Harry Radcliffe a champion jump jockey.  While Harry is laid up after a nasty fall he starts working on a memoir for a local trainer.  It is obvious someone out there will stop at nothing to make sure this memoir is never published. This is the first in a series reminiscent of Dick Francis.

1. Dead Certainty
2. Dead on Course
3. Dead Reckoning

aired the week of September 4, 2017

Bottomland by Michelle Hoover is the 2017 All Iowa Reads title.  It tells the story of a German-American farm family living on the Iowa plains directly after the end of World War I.  The two youngest daughters run away and no one is willing to help the family in their search for the missing girls.

Friday, August 11, 2017

aired the week of August 28, 2017

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan introduces Laura who has worked as an assistant to author Anthony Peardew for many years.  When Anthony dies he leaves Laura his home and a big task.  Over the years Anthony has collected lost items he has found.  He has left Laura the job of reuniting the lost items with their owners.  However will she accomplish that task?

aired the week of August 21, 2017

The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva is the first in the Gabriel Allon series.  Gabriel is an art restorer but that job is really just a front for his job as a spy and assassin for Israeli Intelligence.  When an attack is carried out in France, Gabriel is called back from retirement to handle the delicate situation.  There are currently 17 titles in this series.

aired the week of August 14, 2017

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate tells the story of two families, the Foss family who lived on a houseboat on the Mississippi River in the 1930s and the Stafford family in modern day South Carolina who are a political power house.  Avery Stafford is surprised to see a picture that looks like her grandmother in a room at the local nursing home when she is there for an event.  What can the two families have in common?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

aired the week of August 7, 2017

The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton is a rundown former bed and breakfast in Sweet Bay, Alabama that Sara has just inherited from her grandmother Mags.  In her will Mags makes the stipulation that Sara must return the old house to its former glory before she sells it.  As she works on the house, Sara uncovers a whole other side to her eccentric grandmother.  Told in alternating viewpoints, The Hideaway is a nice summer beach read.

aired the week of July 31, 2017

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda is a suspenseful thriller with a twist.  It is told backward starting at Day 15 and working back to Day 1 when  Annaleise goes missing after leaving a message with the police asking about a 10-year-old cold case involving a teenage girl that disappeared after a night at the county fair.

aired the week of July 24, 2017

White Stallion of Lipizza by Marguerite Henry is a 1964 classic children's book about young Hans Hapt who dreams about being more than just a baker in Vienna, Austria.  He wants to ride one of the magnificent white Lipizzaner stallions he sees every day as he makes his bakery rounds.  Someday he will learn the secret to how they perform their airs above the ground. 

I challenge you to remember a beloved childhood classic and  pick it up for a read, or share it with a child or grandchild.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

aired the week of July 17, 2017

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick is the story of Anna Harris who finding her employer murdered takes off across country changing her name and finding a job as a reporter for a gossip rag in California.  But murder is following Anna as the source she is going to talk to is found dead in the swimming pool of a swanky California hotel.  Set in the 1930s this historical romance is filled with mystery and intrigue.

aired the week of July 10, 2017

All That's Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe is the story of mid-level PepsiCo executive Marc Laurent who gets himself sent to Pakistan for a while following his divorce.  While there he is abducted and held for ransom.  During his imprisonment he meets Josephine his interrogator and together they build a bond telling stories about Marc's daughter Claire.

aired the week of July 3, 2017

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson is the story of Lena Woodward, an elderly woman from Chicago who survived the Holocaust in Poland.  She is looking for the twin daughters of her best friend.  They were lost in the chaos of war.  But, Lena's son Arthur doesn't want his mother to continue what he considers a wild goose chase.