Page Turners

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

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio is a fascinating photo exploration of food across the globe. Families of different continents, cultures, and compositions pose with a week's worth of food, and offer a family favorite recipe. The text that accompanies the colorful photographs describes local cuisines, as well as recent trends in food purchasing, preparation, and consumption. Accompanying essays cover a variety of topics, but are clearly biased toward a more organic, environmental approach. I really enjoyed seeing the differences between families from different countries, and even between different families from the same country. Food is something that we all share and changes in our food supply affect all of us. This book is both beautiful and thought-provoking. What would your food portrait look like?

Fractured by Karin Slaughter -- I enjoyed this story even more than Triptych. Will Trent is the special agent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation put on the case of a high profile murder and kidnapping. Many of the clues at the scene don't make sense though. What is really going on and will Will and his partner Faith be able to figure it out in time to save the teenage girl that has been abducted from her privileged home? It is a good suspenseful mystery that keeps you up at night turning pages to see what happens.