Page Turners

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

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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

aired the week of September 14, 2015

Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain finds Laura Brandon trying to figure out the connection between an elderly woman with Alzheimers and her father who has just passed away.  Laura's husband Ray wants her to have nothing to do with this woman and when Laura goes to visit her, Ray commits suicide in their home causing their 5-year-old daughter Emma to go mute.  What can Laura do to unravel these mysteries and get Emma to speak again?

aired the week of September 7, 2015

This Side of Midnight by Al Lamanda is the fourth in the John Bekker mystery series.  This is a great hard boiled detective series that uses lots of good old fashioned police work.  In this book John is trying to track down a missing girl and find out why her father attacked a young man that seems to have no ties to the family.

1.  Sunset
2. Sunrise
3. First Light
4. This Side of Midnight

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

aired the week of August 31, 2015

Badlands by C.J. Box is his latest novel featuring sheriff's investigator Cassie Dewell.  Cassie has just taken a position in the booming town of Grimstad, North Dakota where oil fracking is the new way of life.  There have been several horrific murders recently and the sheriff attributes them to the work of gangs competing for drug trade in the area.  His concern is that the gangs are working hand in hand with someone in the sheriff's office.  He has hired Cassie to find out who that someone might be.

aired the week of August 24, 2015

Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay is set in 1925 and follows Irene Bloom as she travels half way around the world looking for 12 scrolls that tell the history of the Khmer civilization who lived in what is now Cambodia.  These scrolls if located will assure Irene a place in any museum she would like to work and she will stop at nothing to locate them.

aired the week of August 17, 2015

Inside the O'Briens By Lisa Genova tells the story of Joe O'Brien a Boston cop who finds out he has inherited Huntington's Disease from his mother.  Huntington's disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive loss of voluntary motor control and an increase in involuntary movements.  Joe and his wife are afraid for their four adult children and unborn grandchild as there is a 50/50 chance on inheriting the disease.  This powerful story helps the reader understand what a family dealing with this terrible diagnosis is going through.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

aired the week of August 10, 2015

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear follows three friends at the opening of World War I.  Kezia and Thea have been friends since boarding school and, when Kezia marries Thea's brother Tom, Thea feels left out.  Now Tom is off to war and the letters fly between the three as they are all in different locations fighting very different battles.

aired the week of August 3, 2015

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh opens on Victoria's 18th birthday, her emancipation day.  Victoria who has spent her entire life in foster care is now on her own and needs to find a job.  Her one true love is flowers so she tries to find work at a local florist while trying to make sense of her life.

aired the week of July 27, 2015

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown follows famous symbologist Robert Langdon as he makes a quick trip to Washington, D. C. to present a keynote speech only to find out he was brought to the nation's capitol to help a madman uncover the Mason's ancient portal. If he refuses to help, his friend and mentor Peter Solomon will die.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

aired the week of July 20, 2015

No One to Trust by Lynette Eason is the first title in her Hidden Identity series.  Summer Abernathy wakes up with a gun pointed in her face and instructions to find a laptop and flash drive or else.  Where is her husband Kyle and why has he stolen this laptop and put her in danger?  Who can she trust?  A great thriller from popular Christian Fiction author Eason.

aired the week of July 13, 2015

The Objects of Her Affection by Sonya Cobb is a first novel that follows young mother Sophie who quite by accident starts a life of crime.  It is so easy to steal art objects out of the museum in diaper bags and a large stroller when your husband works at the museum.  No one would ever suspect....

aired the week of July 6, 2015

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury tells the story of a magical summer in Green Town, Illinois in 1928.  Follow 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding as he makes many wonderful discoveries.  A classic in the vein of  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

aired the week of June 29, 2015

Black Fridays by Michael Sears is set in the high finance world of Wall Street.  Jason Stafford has just been released from prison and is back in New York looking for work when he is approached by a firm to look into irregularities.  Everything looks fine on the surface but the more he digs the larger the scam becomes.  This could rock Wall Street, and put his very life in jeopardy.  Best book I've read that has a young child character with sever autism.

aired the week of June 22, 2015

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi is set in Thailand in the near future when calories are the currency after fossil fuels run dry and the world's food supply has been destroyed by genetic mutations and resistant diseases.  Follow a large cast of characters as they try to survive in this brave new world.  One man is searching for Thailand's fabled seed bank of unmodified seeds, but should such a treasure fall into his hands?

aired the week of June 15, 2015

Bent Road by Lori Roy follows the Scott family as they move to the family farm in Kansas after race riots break out in Detroit during 1967.  Arthur has left after his sister Eve died under mysterious circumstances, vowing never to return.  Now he is back with his family and it is stirring up old memories.  When a young girl goes missing all eyes turn to the Scott family.