adults

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Devil's Claw

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Sandra Ridder, who is part Apache, is trying to retrieve an item she buried eight years ago, before going to prison for killing her husband. The next day hikers find her corpse, while Sandra's 15-year-old daughter, Lucinda, and the girl's pet red-tailed hawk go missing. Could Lucinda, who seems to be a troubled loner, have killed her mother as revenge for her father's murder? Joanna starts to investigate shortly before she's to be married. Then Clayton Rhodes, the neighbor who helps feed Joanna's animals, dies suddenly, and unexpectedly bequeaths his ranch to her.

Tillman Hill Adult - Christmas Party

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Annual Christmas Party. We'll discuss the year and think about what we want to read for 2009.

Tillman Hill Adult: Murder Shoots The Bull

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Patricia Anne would swear that either she or her sister Mary Alice were switched at birth, except they were both born at home. Flashy, flirtatious Mary Alice is one foot taller, twice the body weight of Patricia Anne, and three times as likely to do something completely off the wall. But now Mary Alice's impulsive behavior has land them both in the Birmingham jail!

Russell Readers - Nineteen Minutes

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Peter Houghton, an alienated teen who has been bullied for years by the popular crowd, brings weapons to his high school in Sterling, N.H., one day and opens fire, killing 10 people. Flashbacks reveal how bullying caused Peter to retreat into a world of violent computer games. Alex Cormier, the judge assigned to Peter's case, tries to maintain her objectivity as she struggles to understand her daughter, Josie, one of the surviving witnesses of the shooting. The author's insights into her characters' deep-seated emotions brings this ripped-from-the-headlines read chillingly alive.

Russell Readers - Blood Done Sign My Name

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by a playmate, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina.

Russell Readers - Christmas Party

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Christmas Party. No book this month.

Russell Readers - Loving Frank

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.

Russell Readers - Silks

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Geoffrey Mason is well known among the pro riders, including Steve Mitchell and Scot Barlow--arguably the two top pros. So when Scot Barlow is murdered--with Mitchell's pitchfork nonetheless--Geoff finds himself pulled into the case as a junior barrister.

Russell Readers - Low Country

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

When country-club wife Caro Venable learns that her husband must either develop the Low Country island she inherited or lose the company that he has spent his whole life building, she is devastated. Spurred to action and inspired with new purpose, Caroline must confront the part of herself that she has numbed with alcohol and careful avoidance, and she must reconsider her priorities - what is so important that she would die for it?

Russell Readers - The Thief and the Dogs

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

After four years in prison, the skilled young thief Said Mahran emerges bent on revenge in a changed world. His wife has married a trusted friend; his native Egypt has undergone a revolution; and his mentor, who encouraged his Robin Hood-style crimes, has abandoned him. As Said's wild attempts to achieve his idea of justice badly misfire, he becomes a hunted man so driven by hatred that he can only recognize too late his last chance at redemption.

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