Page Turners

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

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Messenger of Truth, the fourth in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear, was a very interesting read. Set in the 1920s in England, this series is rather dark, dealing with emotional fallout and economic struggle following the Great War.

Maisie Dobbs is a young woman who was formerly in service, but whose intelligence was noticed by her employers, and she was sent to school. Along the way she also served as a nurse during the Great War, before working with her mentor, and now on her own as a psychological investigator. Many of the problems she solves have roots back to the war, including the new one. A young woman comes to Maisie because she believes her brother's death was not an accident, even though the police detective at the scene has ruled it as one. Nick was a controversial artist who fell, or was pushed, off of a scaffolding at the art gallery where his first solo show was to be held. Unfortunately, the main piece is missing--no one knows where he had it in storage, or even the subject matter.


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