Page Turners

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

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.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

aired the week of July 28, 2014

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl is a book for food lovers.  Billie Breslin goes to work for the iconic New York food magazine Delicious!  When the magazine is closed she stays on to fulfill the magazine's guarantee.  In the process she uncovers letters between the famous chef James Beard and a young girl in Akron, Ohio who correspond during World War II.  Billie wants to write this story but first she must locate the now grown girl to ask her permission.

aired the week of July 21, 2014

Vintage by Susan Gloss tells the story of Violet who owns Hourglass Vintage in Madison, WI.  She is being evicted from her store so join her and her friends as they try to save their favorite vintage shop.

aired the week of July 14, 2014

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James is set in England in 1922.  Sarah is working for a temporary agency when she gets a call to become an assistant to an author.  Little does she realize she will be going on a ghost hunt in the process.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

aired the week of July 7, 2014

The Butterfly Palace by Collen Coble tells the story of Lily who has just moved to Austin, TX to become a maid in the home of the wealthy Marshall family.  She isn't sure if she will ever figure out the Butterfly Palace where they live.  The plot thickens when she literally bumps into her ex-fiance at the Butterfly Palace.  What is he doing here and why is he using an assumed name.  Something isn't adding up.

aired the week of June 30, 2014

Fall From Pride by Karen Harper is a mystery set in Ohio's Amish country.  Sarah Kauffman paints barn quilts, but when the barns displaying her paintings become the target of an arsonist, the state fire marshal's office must step in.  Sparks fly between Sarah and Nathan the state fire investigator.

aired the week of June 23, 2014

Still Alice by Lisa Genova is the story of Dr. Alice Howland a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard university who is a world-renowned expert in linguistics.  She has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.  No matter what happens next, she is still Alice. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

aired the week of June 16, 2014

The Ranger by Ace Atkins introduces Army Ranger Quinn Colson who has returned home to northern Mississippi for his uncle's funeral.  While there Quinn finds out some disturbing news and feels he cannot return to base until he gets to the bottom of the corruption in the county.  A great new series to pair with James Lee Burke or John Sandford.

1. The Ranger
2. The Lost Ones
3. Broken Places

aired the week of June 9, 2014

Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts tells the story of Lutie and Fate after the lady they live with drops dead at the local Wal-Mart.  They take her car and point it toward Las Vegas, the last place they have heard from their father.  A heart wrenching story of two children on their own in the world.

aired the week of June 2, 2014

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen is the story of Kate who has just woken up after sleepwalking through the last year after her husband died.  She finds a postcard from her aunt who runs a resort in Lost Lake, Georgia and decides to head down for a visit that will change her life.

aired the week of May 26, 2014

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts may be an older title but such a good story with well drawn characters.  The Honk is a diner in southern Oklahoma run by Vietnam vet Caney Paxton.  Join the cast of characters at the Honk, you may never want to leave.

aired the week of May 19, 2014

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan is a historical fiction novel that asks many difficult questions.  If you are on a lifeboat after a ship sinks which lives are more important?  What if the boat is too full and can hold no more passengers, how do you decide who stays and who to send overboard?  This is like Lord of the Flies on a lifeboat.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

aired the week of May 12, 2014

Long Gone by Alafair Burke is a mystery, thriller with lots of twists and turns. Alice is managing an art gallery in New York City when the contents are cleaned out and the man who hired her is found dead on the floor.  Not only did he not give her his real name, but the police believe Alice is his murderer.  How will she ever be able to extricate herself from this mess?

aired the week of May 5, 2014

Murder and Moonshine by Carol Miller is her first novel with an atmospheric setting deep in the hill country of western Virginia.  Daisy works at the H&P Diner when a man stumbles in and dies.  Now it is up to Daisy and her friends to get to the bottom of this murder.

aired the week of April 28, 2014

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel is an enduring classic set during the Ice Age and follows the trials and hardships of Ayla a young girl orphaned in an earthquake who goes to live with a Neanderthal Clan. This book is the discussion title for our final Pushing the Limits program which will be held at 6:30 on Thursday, April 24, in the library auditorium.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

aired the week of April 21, 2014

Snapshot by Lis Wiehl, takes us back to the tumultuous times of the sixties when federal prosecutor Lisa Waldren returns home to Dallas to help her father try to clear a man sentenced to die for the murder of a civil rights leader at a 1965 rally in Fort Worth.  But some people want these old secrets to stay buried and their lives may be on the line as they race to help this death row inmate.

aired the week of April 14, 2014

Rogue by Mark Sullivan is like Jason Bourne and Robin Hood all rolled into one.  This is an adrenaline rush of a thriller that follows former CIA operative Robin Monarch as he works to find out who is trying to set him up and kill him off.

aired the week of April 7, 2014

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay tells the story of an unconventional friendship that springs up between American author, Jackson Cooper and British recluse Eve Petworth when Eve mails Cooper a letter to tell him how much she enjoyed his latest novel.