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The Ghost Map: TIllman Hill Adult

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Steven Johnson
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The Ghost Map

A thrilling historical account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London-and a brilliant exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease, cities, science, and the modern world.

The Ghost Map takes place in the summer of 1854. A devastating cholera outbreak seizes London just as it is emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, teeming with people from all over the world, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Dr. John Snow-whose ideas about contagion had been dismissed by the scientific community-is spurred to intense action when the people in his neighborhood begin dying. With enthralling suspense, Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts, as he risks his own life to prove how the epidemic is being spread.

When he creates the map that traces the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve the most pressing medical riddle of his time. He ultimately established a precedent for the way modern city-dwellers, city planners, physicians, and public officials think about the spread of disease and the development of the modern urban environment. Read more about The Ghost Map: TIllman Hill Adult

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The Secrets of Harry Bright: Tillman Hill Adult

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0553762877
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Joseph Wambaugh
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The Secrets of Harry Bright
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To Tame a Land: Tillman Hill Adult Book Club

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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0553806491
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Louis L'Amour
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To Tame a Land

Rye Tyler was twelve when his father was killed in an Indian raid. Taken in by a mysterious stranger with a taste for books and an instinct for survival, Rye is schooled in the hard lessons of life in the West. But after killing a man, he is forced to leave his new home. He rides lonely mountain passes and works on dusty cattle drives until he finds a job breaking horses. Then he meets Liza Hetrick, and in her eyes he sees his future. After establishing himself as marshal of Alta, he returns, only to discover that Liza has been kidnapped. Tracking her to Robbers’ Roost, Rye is forced to face the man who taught him all he knows about books, guns, and friendship. Two old friends—one woman: Who will walk away? Read more about To Tame a Land: Tillman Hill Adult Book Club

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The Children's Blizzard: TIllman Hill Adult Book Club

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780060520762
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David Laskin
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The Children's Blizzard

Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America's heartland would never be the same. Read more about The Children's Blizzard: TIllman Hill Adult Book Club

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Wicked City

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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0399154574
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Atkins, Ace
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Wicked City

When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause just for a moment- and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide that they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people will die, and unexpected heroes will emerge-like "a Randolph Scott western," one of them remarks, "played out not with horses and Winchesters but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades." Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Wicked City

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Ice: A Novel

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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9780345517197
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Linda Howard
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Ice: A Novel

Gabriel McQueen has only just arrived home on holiday leave from the service when his county-sheriff father sends him back out again with new marching orders. A brewing ice storm, and a distant neighbor who’s fallen out of contact, have the local lawman concerned. So he enlists Gabriel to make the long haul to the middle of nowhere, and make sure Lolly Helton is safe and sound. It’s a trip the younger McQueen would rather not make given the bitter winter weather–and the icy conditions that have always existed between him and Lolly.But there’s no talking back when your dad is the town’s top cop. And there’ s no turning back when night falls just as Gabriel arrives–and discovers that the weather outside isn’t the only thing that’s frightful. Spotting strangers in Lolly’ s home–one of them packing a weapon–is all it takes to kick Gabriel into combat mode. And his stealth training is all he needs to extract Lolly from the house without alerting her captors. But when the escape is discovered, the heat–and the hunt–are on. And the winter woods are nowhere to be once the ice storm touches down, dropping trees, blocking roads, and trapping the fleeing pair in the freezing dark. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Ice: A Novel

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Forgotten Garden: A Novel

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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1416550542
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Kate Morton
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The Forgotten Garden: A Novel

In 1913, a little girl arrives in Brisbane, Australia, and is taken in by a dockmaster and his wife. She doesn’t know her name, and the only clue to her identity is a book of fairy tales tucked inside a white suitcase. When the girl, called Nell, grows up, she starts to piece together bits of her story, but just as she’s on the verge of going to England to trace the mystery to its source, her grandaughter, Cassandra, is left in her care. When Nell dies, Cassandra finds herself the owner of a cottage in Cornwall, and makes the journey to England to finally solve the puzzle of Nell’s origins. Shifting back and forth over a span of nearly 100 years, this is a sprawling, old-fashioned novel, as well-cushioned as a Victorian country house, replete with family secrets, stories-within-stories, even a maze and a Dickensian rag-and-bone shop. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Forgotten Garden: A Novel

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Sizzling 16 by Janet Evanovich

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Janet Evanovich
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Sizzling Sixteen

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. Read more about Sizzling 16 by Janet Evanovich

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Help

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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0399155341
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Kathryn Stockett
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The Help

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Help

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Looking for salvation at the Dairy Queen

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780307395016
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Susan Gilmore
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Looking for salvation at the Dairy Queen

What is a teen with huge aspirations to do while living in a small town in the early '70s? Catherine Grace Cline's highlight every week is licking her Dilly Bar at the local Dairy Queen as she longs for the big-city life of Atlanta. Eventually, and with high hopes, Catherine Grace boards the Greyhound. Through a series of letters from her younger sister Martha Ann, readers learn about Catherine Grace's Atlanta happenings and missed events back home. When she returns to Ringgold because of a tragedy, startling, personal events change her perspective and her heart for this small town, and she soon reflects that maybe it's the best place to live after all. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Looking for salvation at the Dairy Queen

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