Page Turners

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

aired the week of February 8, 2016

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert is a light story about Milwaukee chef Lou Johnson whose restaurant Luella's is losing business thanks to a particularly nasty food review by new critic A.W. Wodyski.  Little does Lou know that A.W. and the nice guy Al she just met at the local pub are one and the same!

aired the week of February 1, 2016

Invisible City by Julia Dahl is a murder mystery set in New York's Hasidic Jewish community.  Rebekah Roberts is a tabloid reporter assigned to follow the story of the woman who's murdered body is left in a scrap yard.  In the process Rebekah comes face to face with her Jewish roots.

aired the week of January 25, 2016

The Time Between by Karen White is a story of relationships.  Eleanor is carrying around a lot of anger and guilt about her sister's crippling accident that occurred when they were teenagers.  Now she has the opportunity to be a companion for an older woman and that brings all these emotions to the surface.  Eleanor will have to deal with feelings she has been avoiding for years.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

aired the week of January 18, 2016

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh may have been written in 1955 but her slim volume using sea shells to represent different periods in a woman's life is still very much applicable today. This is a good choice to start of the New Year by reflecting and realizing where one is at in this cycle of life.

aired the week of January 11, 2016

Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery tells the story of 67-year-old Emma Gatewood who in the spring of 1955 leaves her home in Ohio and travels to Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia to begin a five month trek along the Appalachian Trail to its end at Mount Katahdin, Maine.

aired the week of January 4, 2015

Carrie's Top Ten Reads of 2015

Listed in the order read:

1. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
2. Strange Gods by Annamaria Alfieri
3. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
4. Foal Play by Kathryn O'Sullivan
5. The Language of Lowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
6. Yesterday's Echo by Matt Coyle
7. The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
8. Stay by Victor Gischler
9. The Time Between by Karen White
10. Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

Thursday, December 10, 2015

aired the week of December 28, 2015

My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl tells the story of the year after Reichl loses her job as editor of Gourmet Magazine when it ceases publication in 2009.  Reichl returns to her roots in the kitchen reconnecting with seasonal produce and many of her favorite recipes.  In this book she shares the 136 recipes that saved her life in that pivotal year.

aired the week of December 21, 2015

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand is a Christmas novella set on Nantucket Island.  The Quinns own the Winter Street Inn but this year Christmas isn't going to be jolly.  Their adult son is fighting in Afghanistan and Kelly Quinn's wife Mitzi has just announced she is running off with the man who plays Santa for the Inn's annual Christmas party.  Can Christmas be salvaged?

aired the week of December 14, 2015

Snowfall by Shelley Shepard Gray is a Christmas novella set in Ohio's Amish Country.  Ruth Stutzman is looking for a job but when she is asked to watch the six rambunctious Rhodes children for a few weeks, she isn't sure she is up to the task.  This young family is in desperate need of help and Ruth has always wanted a place where she belongs.  Is this the perfect match?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

aired the week of December 7, 2015

Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller is a Christmas novella about the power of second chances.  Andy is a young literary agent who has placed his career before his marriage.  Beth knows there are many problems with their marriage but she is willing to work through them.  But then, Andy leaves unexpectedly right before Christmas and Beth is involved in a terrible accident, can Andy go back and undo some of his choices?

aired the week of November 30, 2015

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson is a small Christmas novella by the author of the popular Longmire series.  Walt Longmire is in his office on Christmas eve when a young woman walks through the door bringing back memories of the blizzard on Christmas eve in 1988.  A young girl is badly burned in a car accident and Walt must do everything in his power to save the child, including a terrifying flight to Denver in an ancient aircraft with a cantankerous pilot.

aired the week of November 23, 2015

Stay by Victor Gischler is a suburban thriller.  David Sparrow is on indefinite leave from his army job so he is a stay at home dad.  It is going to take all of his considerable military training to keep his family safe when a local crime boss sets his sights on David's family.  This heart pounding thriller is an enjoyable fast paced read.  Pick it up soon!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

aired the week of November 16, 2015

The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell follows plus size interior decorator Ellie Simons as she receives an invitation to the ancestral family home.  She takes an escort, Ben, not realizing how that decision will affect her future.  When her uncle passes away and leaves the bulk of the inheritance to her and her fictitious fiance, provided some stipulations are met, the games are on.  The rest of the family will stop at nothing including murder to make sure she and Ben do not fulfill their obligations and locate the hidden treasure.

aired the week of November 9, 2015

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf is the author's final novel before passing away last October.  The book like all of his others is set in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado.  Widow Addie Moore has a proposition for her widower neighbor Louis. Would Louis be interested in in coming over and sleep in the night with her.  And talk.  Imagine the ripple effect in their small community.

aired the week of November 2, 2105

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Amiee Bender is filled with magical realism.  When Rose Edelstein turns nine she realizes that food tastes like feelings.  She can taste people's emotions in the food they cook.  But, what will she do with this new found knowledge?

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

aired the week of October 26, 2015

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows is set in Depression Era West Virginia.  Layla Beck is working for the WPA's Federal Writer's Project compiling the history of Macedonia, West Virginia for the town's sesquicentennial.  She is boarding with the Romeyn family whom she finds very intriguing, especially as she uncovers long buried family secrets.

aired the week of October 19, 2015

Yesterday's Echo by Matt Coyle introduces former cop Rick Cahill who is just trying to keep a low profile running a steakhouse in La Jolla, California.  He's doing a good job until a beautiful reporter sweeps him into a mystery surrounding a dead man in a hotel.  Now Rick is the number one suspect and he'd better find out who really did it before he ends up behind bars.

aired the week of October 12, 2015

Jump the Gun by Zoe Burke features Annabelle Starkey who is a little like Stephanie Plum.  Annabelle gets herself into a situation when she agrees to a trip to Las Vegas with a man she has just met.  Now they are being chased by a man who says he's a cop and she can't figure out why he is after her.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

aired the week of October 5, 2015

Devil's Harbor by Alex Gilly is a thriller that follows Marine Interdiction Agent for Customs and Border Protection Nick Finn.  Nick is in trouble for using excessive force in an apprehension but the case seems to have ties to the Caballero drug cartel out of Mexico.  When Nick's partner is killed he knows he's getting close to the truth.  But, can he get to the bottom of this case without hurting everyone around him in the process?

aired the week of September 28, 2015

November Rain by Donald Harstad is the latest title in his Carl Houseman series.  Carl is a deputy sheriff in Nation County, Iowa. A young woman from the county goes missing while studying abroad in London.  It is soon realized that she has been kidnapped by a group with terrorist ties.  What can Carl do when it is completely out of his jurisdiction?

aired the week of September 21, 2015

Physics for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller is the next title in our Pushing the Limits book discussion series.  We will discuss it on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30.  This book attempts to explain many physics concepts to the educated layperson, with specific applications to current issues like terrorism, energy and climate change.