Page Turners

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

aired the week of December 15, 2014

A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer follows Nicole and her new husband Sebastian as they try to create the perfect first Christmas in spite of Sebastian's daughter from his first marriage who is scheming to try and get her parents back together in time for the birth of her second child.

aired the week of December 8, 2014

A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas tells the story of Eliza Spooner who lives in northeast Kansas during the Civil War.  She is making a quilt for her husband who is fighting with the Kansas Volunteers. But there are so many decisions she has to make now as the head of her house.

aired the week of December 1, 2014

Three Story House by Courtney Miller Santo tells the story of three cousins, Lizzie, Isobel and Elyse as they travel to Memphis to help Lizzie save her family home, Spite House from the wrecking ball.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

aired the week of November 24, 2014

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe is a work of historical fiction set during the early days of the Civil War.  Rosetta decides to follow her husband Jeremiah when he enlists with the Union Army.  She cuts her hair dons men's clothes and joins up as Private Ross Stone.

aired the week of November 17, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell tells the story of Georgie who is missing the family Christmas trip to Omaha to work on her new sitcom.  Her husband Neal is hurt and Georgie is afraid it is the end of her marriage.  Then she finds an old landline in her childhood bedroom that will connect her to Neal in the past.  Maybe she can repair the future with this old phone.

aired the week of November 10, 2014

Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott introduces Sam Capra who works at the CIA field office in London.  When the office is blown up it looks like Sam is the traitor or maybe his pregnant wife is behind it.  Sam knows that isn't true, but how will he find the responsible party when the CIA is holding him in custody?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

aired the week of November 3, 2014

Quiet Dell by Jane Anne Phillips tells the story of widowed Asta Eicher who in 1931 begins an ill fated correspondence with a gentleman from West Virginia.  It is only later she and her three children are discovered buried behind his barn.  Journalist Emily Thornhill vows to avenge this family from her hometown of Chicago and see that justice is served.  Based on a true story this is a gripping and powerful tale.

aired the week of October 27, 2014

Runner by Patrick Lee is a thriller that is difficult to put down.  Meet Sam Dryden who literally bumps into 12-year-old Rachel on the boardwalk while men are trying to hunt her down and kill her.  Sam immediately becomes her protector, but who are these men and why are they trying to kill her?

aired the week of October 20, 2014

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson tells the fascinating story behind many of the amazing things accomplished during that summer such as Charles Lindberg's cross Atlantic flight and Babe Ruth setting the home run record.  This book will be discussed as part of the Library's Pushing the Limits series on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 in the Library' north room.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

aired the week of October 13, 2014

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips gives a nod to her favorite Gothic writers. In this novel Phillips has created a lighthearted contemporary romance with Gothic overtones.  Annie Hewitt is back on the island off the coast of Maine, the place that only holds bad memories from her teenage years.  Hopefully she won't encounter brooding Theo Harp again.  No such luck, and the sparks are flying!

aired the week of October 6, 2014

Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio is a mystery/thriller set in Montana.  Grace Adams witnesses a woman being brutally attacked behind her home.  The woman is Grace's estranged mother who disappeared 11 years ago.  Now State Police Detective Macy Greely is in route to the town to reopen the investigation she had to abandon 11 years previous.

aired the week of September 29, 2014

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio follows June Andersen as she inherits her great Aunt Ruby's children's bookstore in Seattle.  June discovers a cache of letters between her aunt and the legendary children's author Margaret Wise Brown.  Was Aunt Ruby the inspiration for the classic title Goodnight Moon?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

aired the week of September 22, 2014

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter is a stand alone title that takes a look at the rampant racism and sexism prevalent in cop culture of the 1970s focusing specifically on Atlanta, Georgia.  This book follows rookie officer Kate Murphy and force veteran Maggie Lawson as they attempt to track down a brutal cop killer that is dividing the city along racial lines.

aired the week of September 15, 2014

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell tells the story of two teen misfits who find a safe haven in each other.  Eleanor is overweight and red headed, Park is Korean-American, both feel alone. Yet, thanks to fate and an open bus seat they slowly become friends, then the relationship really blossoms. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

aired the week of September 8, 2014

Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman is the 2014 All Iowa Reads selection.  This book set in the mid-1980s in rural Minnesota intertwines the lives of many in the small community of Lone Mountain after a local teen goes on a shooting spree killing the sheriff and ultimately himself.

aired the week of September 1, 2014

Notorious by Allison Brennan is a suspense thriller introducing main character Maxine Revere who has a talent for solving cold cases.  She returns home to California for a funeral where she ends up tracking down the killer of a high school classmate as well as delving into a recent homicide also located on her former high school campus.  Might these two murders 13 years apart have a connection?

aired the week of August 25, 2014

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a classic tale of survival and the fight for control and order. When a group of boys are stranded on a deserted island in the Pacific how will they create society out of chaos and order out of disorder?  A great discussion title.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

aired the week of August 18, 2014

Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick is her latest historical romance set in Victorian England.  Amity Doncaster has been kidnapped by the notorious killer known as the Bridegroom and lived to tell.  Now her love interest Benedict will stop at nothing to make sure the killer is brought to justice before something happens to Amity.

aired the week of August 11, 2014

Plainsong by Kent Haruf is a sparse lyrical novel that weaves together the lives of seven individuals in the eastern Colorado town of Holt in the late 1980s.

aired the week of August 4, 2014

What a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love and Healing from a Small Pooch by Dana Jennings is a slim volume of collected wisdom by Dana Jennings that he put together while he was home with the family's poodle Bijou as he recovered from radical prostate cancer.  Available in both regular print and audiobook.