Page Turners

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

Monday, November 18, 2013

aired the week of December 9, 2013

Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah is a Christmas novella that follows high school librarian Joy Candellaro after she is divorced from her husband and estranged from her sister.  How can she enjoy the Christmas season when there is no one to share it with.  On impulse Joy boards a flight for Canada where the small charter plane goes down in the Pacific Northwest.  In the woods Joy meet a young boy named Bobby who is also hurting from loss.  Can Joy and Bobby help each other put the past behind them to look forward to the blessings of Christmas?

aired the week of December 2, 2013

Silver Bells by Luanne Rice is a Christmas novella that takes place in New York City.  Christopher has always sold his Christmas trees in the city, but last year his 16-year-old son ran away from the stand.  This year he vows to locate his child, but he may need more help than he can imagine as the city is so very large.  Will Catherine, a woman who witnessed the whole family blow up last year be willing to help Christopher?  Magical things can happen during the Christmas season if you are just willing to believe.

aired the week of November 25, 2013

Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne is the story Sophie Jones a chocolatier with major trust issues.  Her parents and grandmother died in a car accident on Sophie's 9th birthday and her fiancĂ© recently broke things off right before the wedding so the trust issues may be warranted.  These heartbreaking events have lead to one wonderful creation, the misfortune cookie, which is one of her best selling items.  They are popular for the handwritten misfortunes Sophie puts in each cookie.  Some examples are:
  • You will soon fall in love.  Caution" when people fall, something usually breaks.
  • He who throws dirt is losing ground.
  • Yesterday was the high point of your life. Sorry.