Page Turners

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

aired the week of November 3, 2014

Quiet Dell by Jane Anne Phillips tells the story of widowed Asta Eicher who in 1931 begins an ill fated correspondence with a gentleman from West Virginia.  It is only later she and her three children are discovered buried behind his barn.  Journalist Emily Thornhill vows to avenge this family from her hometown of Chicago and see that justice is served.  Based on a true story this is a gripping and powerful tale.

aired the week of October 27, 2014

Runner by Patrick Lee is a thriller that is difficult to put down.  Meet Sam Dryden who literally bumps into 12-year-old Rachel on the boardwalk while men are trying to hunt her down and kill her.  Sam immediately becomes her protector, but who are these men and why are they trying to kill her?

aired the week of October 20, 2014

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson tells the fascinating story behind many of the amazing things accomplished during that summer such as Charles Lindberg's cross Atlantic flight and Babe Ruth setting the home run record.  This book will be discussed as part of the Library's Pushing the Limits series on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30 in the Library' north room.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

aired the week of October 13, 2014

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips gives a nod to her favorite Gothic writers. In this novel Phillips has created a lighthearted contemporary romance with Gothic overtones.  Annie Hewitt is back on the island off the coast of Maine, the place that only holds bad memories from her teenage years.  Hopefully she won't encounter brooding Theo Harp again.  No such luck, and the sparks are flying!

aired the week of October 6, 2014

Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio is a mystery/thriller set in Montana.  Grace Adams witnesses a woman being brutally attacked behind her home.  The woman is Grace's estranged mother who disappeared 11 years ago.  Now State Police Detective Macy Greely is in route to the town to reopen the investigation she had to abandon 11 years previous.

aired the week of September 29, 2014

Goodnight June by Sarah Jio follows June Andersen as she inherits her great Aunt Ruby's children's bookstore in Seattle.  June discovers a cache of letters between her aunt and the legendary children's author Margaret Wise Brown.  Was Aunt Ruby the inspiration for the classic title Goodnight Moon?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

aired the week of September 22, 2014

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter is a stand alone title that takes a look at the rampant racism and sexism prevalent in cop culture of the 1970s focusing specifically on Atlanta, Georgia.  This book follows rookie officer Kate Murphy and force veteran Maggie Lawson as they attempt to track down a brutal cop killer that is dividing the city along racial lines.

aired the week of September 15, 2014

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell tells the story of two teen misfits who find a safe haven in each other.  Eleanor is overweight and red headed, Park is Korean-American, both feel alone. Yet, thanks to fate and an open bus seat they slowly become friends, then the relationship really blossoms. 

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.