Page Turners

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

aired the week of July 4, 2016

Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser tells the story or 16-year-old Percy James who is trekking through the woods of northern Michigan in a blizzard trying to locate her druggie mother who is off on a bender.  Percy doesn't see her mom in the farmhouse where she thinks her mom should be holed up but instead finds an abandoned baby who is about to freeze to death.

aired the week of June 27, 2016

Thick as Thieves by Peter Spiegelman is a caper.  Mr. Carr is a thief and he is preparing his team to pull of a jewel heist that will set them all up for the rest of their lives.  The only hitch is that he is afraid their is a traitor in their midst.  Who can he trust?

aired the week of June 20, 2016

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is the fictional story of Beryl Markham who grew up in colonial Kenya during the 1920s and 1930s.  Beryl was the first female horse trainer in Kenya and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

aired the week of June 13, 2016

Cold Barrel Zero by Matthew Quirk is a fast paced military thriller.  A team lead by Captain John Hayes has been in deep cover around the world.  They are accused of a heinous crime and in order to clear their names they must go undercover within the borders of the United States to uncover a terror threat the proportions of which this country has never experienced before.

aired the week of June 6, 2016

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is the story of Jean Perdu owner of the literary apothecary.  He has a barge floating in the Seine that is his bookstore.  From this bookstore he diagnosis the maladies of his customers and prescribes books for them to read.  He can help everyone but himself.  There seems to be no cure for his broken heart until....

aired the week of May 30, 2016

The Monuments Men:  Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel tells the story of the group of men and women from 13 countries who worked tirelessly on the front lines of Europe and North Africa during World War II to save and recover priceless works of art and architecture from the Nazis as well as advancing troops.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

aired the week of May 23, 2016

Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd opens with Taylor Summers witnessing the kidnapping and attempted murder of a young boy.  She manages to thwart the captors but in the process gets herself implicated in the crime.  What is a girl to do?

aired the week of May 16, 2016

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is narrated by death and tells the story of young Liesel Meminger who is fascinated by the written word even though at the age of 9 she is unable to read.  She steals her first book and then starts the process of learning to read with help from her stepfather Hans Hubermann.  This story is set in Germany during World War II.

aired the week of May 9, 2016

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig tells the story of three young women inexplicably tied to an old stone mansion in downtown Manhattan.  Kate's story is set in 1944, Lucy's story is set in 1920 and Olive's story is set in 1892 New York.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

aired the week of May 2, 2016

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth tells the story of Anna and Eve.  Anna has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 38 and Eve needs a job in the worst way.  When they meet at Rosalind House the two women have an instant connection.  How much is Eve willing to help Anna before she jeopardizes her position as cook at Rosalind House?

aired the week of April 25, 2016

I Am a Man by Joe Starita tells the story of Standing Bear a Ponca chief who along with his tribe is relocated to the warm country in Oklahoma territory in the spring of 1877.  When Standing Bear's son dies his last wish is to be buried in their home along the chalk bluffs of the Niobrara river.  This sets off a high profile legal battle to finally answer the question, are Indians citizens of the country or wards of the government.  A well written thought provoking look at the plight of northeastern Nebraska's Native People.

aired the week of April 18, 2016

Yappy Hour by Diana Orgain is a light dog lover's mystery.  Maggie has been asked by her younger sister to watch her wine bar called the Wine and Bark.  When Maggie enters the building she finds a dead body and all the fingers are pointed right at her sister Rachel.  It is up to Maggie and the dog owners who frequent the Wine and Bark for Yappy Hour on Friday nights to get to the bottom of things and clear Rachel's name.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

aired the week of April 11, 2016

A Thousand Falling Crows by Larry D. Sweazy is an atmospheric mystery that doubles as a western.  Texas Ranger Sonny Barton is wounded in a shoot out with Bonnie & Clyde and must learn to navigate through life with only one arm and as a civilian.  When several unidentified young women are left dead on the farm to market road outside of town Sonny decides to pitch in and help solve these murders.

aired the week of April 4, 2016

Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver features British society sleuth Amory Ames.  Mrs. Barrington invites Amory to a dinner party in the hopes Amory will spot a jewel thief.  Mrs. Barrington has been loosing jewelry every time she hosts a dinner party and she wants Amory to catch the culprit.

1. Murder at the Brightwell
2. Death Wears a Mask

aired the week of March 28, 2016

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah is set in France during World War II.  Sisters Vianne and Isabelle though very different in temperament do all they can to help their country resist the Nazi invaders, even if it means putting themselves in harms way.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

aired the week of March 21, 2016

Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal is set in New Orleans in the 1960s.  12-year-old Ibby has been dropped of at her paternal Grandmother's house.  Until her father died she had no idea she had a grandmother.  Now she will be living with eccentric Fannie and Queenie and Dollbaby who keep house for Fannie.  Recommended for fans of Beth Hoffman's Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt and Kathryn Stockett's The Help.

aired the week of March 14, 2016

Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne introduces Jessica Blackwell who works for the FBI as a forensic accountant.  Her background as a magician will be of use on the FBI's current case where they are tracking a criminal and a killer known only a Warlock.

Jessica Blackwell series
1. Angel Killer
2. Name of the Devil

aired the week of March 7, 2016

Time's Up by Janey Mick follows Maisie McGrane who is kicked out of the police academy for failing the psych evaluation.  She is too thin skinned to be a Chicago beat cop.  Well, if she joins parking enforcement and becomes one of the meter maids, in the most hated city department, they'll have to take her back at the academy.  For fans of Janet Evanovich and K.J. Larsen.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

aired the week of February 29, 2016

The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig follows pastry chef Claire who is struggling to open her own bakery in her hometown of Millcreek Valley, Ohio.  The town has reinvented itself as a trendy boutique area known as the bridal district.  Claire seems to be establishing her business but she keeps tasting a sharp bitter tang in whatever she eats.  What is causing this bitter flavor?

aired the week of February 22, 2016

Weightless by Sarah Brannan is told from the point of view of an unnamed we and, "raises haunting and urgent questions regarding personal responsibility and the culture of bullying in the age of social media."  Carolyn Lessing moves to Adamsville, GA from New Jersey and seems to fit in well at first.  Then the tide turns, but who should have stepped it to stop things before they escalated out of control?

aired the week of February 15, 2016

Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner introduces us to Nicole Frank who crashes her SUV on a rain slicked roadway.  She is frantic to find Vero but no one can find a trace of the little girl.  Has Nicole sent the police on a wild goose chase?  A dark thriller with lots of twists and turns.