Page Turners

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

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

aired the week of May 28, 2018

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is a coming of age story about Frank Dunn who is 13-years-old living in the town of new Bremen, Minnesota.  That summer, 1961 is the summer death visited the community and Frank seems to have a front row seat since his father is the Methodist minister in town.

aired the week of May 21, 2018

The Widow's House by Carol Goodman is an atmospheric Gothic tale.  Clare and her husband Jess move to an old house in the Hudson River Valley to become caretakers while Jess works on his novel.  While there Clare starts to see the ghost of the Apple Blossom Queen who died in the 1930s and she hears the cries of a baby.  However there is no baby at Riven House.  What is going on?

aired the week of May 14, 2018

The Dry by Jane Harper is the first in a new mystery series about Federal Agent Aaron Falk.  Falk has returned to his hometown of Kiewarra, Australia for the funeral of his best friend who died in an apparent murder/suicide taking his wife and elementary age son with him.  But the more Falk looks into the circumstances the less the evidence makes sense.  What really happened to Luke Hadler and his family?

1. The Dry
2. Force of Nature

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

aired the week of May 7, 2018

Date with Death by Julia Chapman is the first in a new cozy mystery series set in the Yorkshire Dales.  Delilah Metcalfe has a dating agency but two of her clients have died.  She has to swallow her pride and ask Samson O'Brien the town's black sheep to help her investigate.

1. Date with Death
2. Date with Malice

aired the week of April 30, 2018

Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby is the story of five high school friends from Norway who are now in their sixties.  Kat the group's unofficial leader has invited the other four friends to come live with her on her cocoa plantation in Fiji.  So begins a reunion party that has been a long time in the making.

aired the week of April 23, 2018

Almost Missed You  by Jessica Strawser is about Violet and Finn who seem to be the perfect couple.  The story of how they met is the stuff of legends.  But while on a vacation in Florida Violet returns to the hotel to find Finn and their three-year-old son Bear have disappeared.  How could Finn just up and leave like this?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

aired the week of April 16, 2018

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn alternates the story of Charlie St. Clair who is looking for her cousin Rose after she disappeared during World War II in France with that of Evelyn Gardner a spy working for the Alice Network in France during the First World War.  Both women need each other to work through what the ravage of war has stolen from them.

aired the week of April 9, 2018

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love is about a small gang in L.A. known as the Crenshaw Six.  Their leader a young woman named Lola wants to see her gang's territory grow and the only way to accomplish that is to put her life on the line.  Will it be worth it?

aired the week of April 2, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann is a meticulously researched account of the deaths of many members of the Osage Nation between 1921 and 1925.  They were being systematically killed for their headrights after oil was discovered on their land.  It was known as the reign of terror.  A fledgling department called the Bureau of Investigation was called in to solve the murders.  A very interesting an sad account of that period in our country's history.

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.