Page Turners

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

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

aired the week of June 8, 2015

Sisters of Shiloh by Kathy & Becky Hepinstall follows sisters Josephine and Libby as they don men's clothing and sign up with Stonewall Jackson's brigade in the war between the states.  Libby is going to avenge the death of her husband Arden by killing 21 Yankees, one for each year of his life.  Josephine is going to protect her headstrong younger sister.

aired the week of June 1, 2015

Foal Play by Kathryn O'Sullivan is a cozy mystery set in North Carolina's Outer Banks.  Colleen McCabe is the fire chief on Corolla Island.  There have been two suspicious deaths on the island this summer that have involved fire.  Colleen is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery before another person is harmed.

aired the week of May 25, 2015

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty follows Alice Love after she passes out at the gym.  She hit her head very hard and now believes she is still 29, 14 weeks pregnant and happily married to Nick.  What she is about to find out is it is 10 years later than she thinks, she is almost 30, the mother of three children and something is definitely not right in her relationship with Nick.  How could Alice forget so much?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

aired the week of May 18, 2015

Night Heron by Adam Brooks is a thriller set in China.  When a man called Peanut escapes from a labor camp in the north.  He makes his way to Beijing and locates a British journalist he trusts to rely a message to the embassy for him.  "Tell them, information is coming.  And also, tell them one more thing.  Tell them the night heron is hunting.

aired the week of May 11, 2015

Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann takes us on a jaunt through New York City's department stores just after the turn of the century.  Amanda who owns a vintage clothing store in the east village discovers a journal in a mink stole she purchases.  The diary written by a young woman named Olive in 1907 captivates Amanda who begins to feel like she is following in Olive's footsteps.

aired the week of May 4, 2015

Strange Gods by Annamaria Alfieri is set in British East Africa in 1911.  19-year-old Vera McIntosh, daughter of Scottish missionaries feels caught between two worlds, those of the colonists and the natives.  She doesn't fit into either and that feeling intensifies when her uncle Dr. Pennyman is killed by what everyone believes is a jealous tribesman.  Vera is sure the killer is someone else, but who?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

aired the week of April 27, 2015

Descent by Tim Johnston, an Iowa City native, has been likened to the next Gone Girl.  Caitlin Courtland disappears while out running while on vacation in the Rocky mountains.  Her younger brother who was injured by the man who took her and the rest of her stunned family try to pick up the pieces.  But how can you go on when your child is out there somewhere waiting for you to rescue her?

aired the week of April 20, 2015

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain follows Riley MacPherson as she uncovers long buried secrets while cleaning out her parent's estate. Riley finds out her older sister who committed suicide also killed a man before committing suicide. Now an acquaintance lets it slip that Riley was adopted.  What from her childhood is actually true?

aired the week of April 13, 2015

Bingo's Run by James A. Levine tells the story of Bingo who is a drug runner, self proclaimed as, "the greatest  runner in Kibera, Nairobi, and probably the world."  Told in the tradition of African Trickster tales the reader follows Bingo and a colorful cast of characters who are all trying to hustle each other.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

aired the week of April 6, 2015

Death Canyon by David Riley Bertsch introduces fly fishing guide Jake Trent who left the craziness of his lawyer career on the east coast for the stress free life of Jackson Hole.   However with everything that has been going on around Yellowstone Trent isn't sure this life is so stress free after all.  It is time to start sleuthing and get to the bottom of all these murders, especially when Jake is their main suspect.

aired the week of March 30, 2015

The Red Room by Ridley Pearson takes us through the streets of Istanbul with John Knox and Grace Chu agents for private security firm Rutherford Risk.  Their whole op is to get two brothers in a room for 5 minutes to negotiate an art sale.  Knox is concerned this is a hit, but the more information gathering they do the stranger this op seems.  What is really going on?

aired the week of March 23, 2015

Breaking Creed by Alex Kava is the first in a new series about K9 handler Ryder Creed.  Ryder trains dogs to sniff drugs, follow scents or blood or whatever is needed.  Never did he imagine his work would put him at odds with a powerful drug cartel.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

aired the week of March 16, 2015

My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira is the 2015 All Iowa Reads selection.  Mary Sutter is a midwife in Albany, New York at the dawn of the Civil War.  She dreams of becoming a surgeon and in order to see her dreams realized leaves home for Washington City after reading an advertisement from Dorothea Dix requesting nurses.

Join us as we discuss this title at our next Pushing the Limits session on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:30 in the Shenandoah Public Library Auditorium.  Snacks will be provided.

aired the week of March 9, 2015

Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer is set in Cape Town, South Africa.  Detective Inspector Benny Griessel is jolted awake with a call about the murder of a young woman.  The news just gets worse, not only is she a tourist but there has been a second murder and a third soon to be committed.  So starts the longest Thirteen Hours of Griessel's life.

aired the week of March 2, 2015

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter starts in Italy in 1962 when a dying American starlet stays at an out of the way inn.  It begins again today when the Innkeeper shows up on a film lot in Hollywood looking for the woman he met almost 50 years ago.  This story spans 50 years and two continents full of flawed yet fascinating characters.