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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Pirate Latitudes

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
Michael Crichton
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Pirate Latitudes

The Caribbean, 1665. Pirate captain Charles Hunter, with backing from a powerful ally, assembles a crew of ruffians to take the Spanish galleon, "El Trinidad," guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Pirate Latitudes

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Piano Teacher by Janice Lee

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780670020485
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Janice Lee
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The Piano Teacher

This cinematic tale of two love affairs in mid-century Hong Kong shows colonial pretensions tainted by wartime truths. Will Truesdale, a rootless, handsome Briton, arrives in the colony in 1941, and is swept up by Trudy Liang, the blithe and glamorous daughter of a Shanghai millionaire and a Portuguese beauty. They quickly become inseparable, their days spent in a whirl of parties and champagne, but when the Japanese invade, Will is interned and Trudy resorts to increasingly Faustian methods to survive. After the war, Claire Pendleton, the naive wife of a British civil servant, arrives. She begins giving piano lessons to the daughter of a rich Chinese couple, and falls in love with their wounded and inscrutable driver: Will. Lee unfolds each story, and flits between them, with the brisk grace and discretion of the society she describes a world in which horrors are adumbrated but seldom told. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Piano Teacher by Janice Lee

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Fatally Flaky

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780061348136
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Diane Mott Davidson
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Fatally Flaky

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz doesn't have a moment to spare as she frantically tries to pull everything together for two upcoming wedding receptions, including last-minute venue and menu changes from a spoiled bridezilla.When Harold Doc Finn, Aspen Meadow's beloved retired doctor, dies under mysterious circumstances on his way to the first wedding ceremony, Goldy wonders if it was an accident or murder. When her godfather and Doc Finn's good friend, Jack Carmichael, is also attacked, it's obvious that Goldy will have to venture out of the kitchen and put her detecting skills to use once again. Stir in a slimy spa owner, rumors of a malpractice suit and the usual cast of supporting characters—including Goldy's patient cop husband, Tom, and her capable culinary assistant, Julian Teller—and you've got another winning entry in Davidson's mouthwatering series. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Fatally Flaky

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Scarecrow

Date: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780316166300
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Author: 
Michael Connelly
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The Scarecrow

Forced out of the "Los Angeles Times" amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paperto write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent. Jack is soon running with his biggest story since "The Poet" made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Scarecrow

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Book Thief

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780375842207
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Author: 
Markus Zusak
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The Book Thief

Set during World War II in Germany, The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: The Book Thief

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club:Atonement

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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0385503954
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Author: 
Ian McEcwan
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Atonement

Atonement is in effect two, or even three, books in one, all masterfully crafted. The first part ushers us into a domestic crisis that becomes a crime story centered around an event that changes the lives of half a dozen people in an upper-middle-class country home on a hot English summer's day in 1935. Young Briony Tallis, a hyperimaginative 13-year-old who sees her older sister, Cecilia, mysteriously involved with their neighbor Robbie Turner, a fellow Cambridge student subsidized by the Tallis family, points a finger at Robbie when her young cousin is assaulted in the grounds that night; on her testimony alone, Robbie is jailed. The second part of the book moves forward five years to focus on Robbie, now freed and part of the British Army that was cornered and eventually evacuated by a fleet of small boats at Dunkirk during the early days of WWII. This is an astonishingly imagined fresco that bares the full anguish of what Britain in later years came to see as a kind of victory. In the third part, Briony becomes a nurse amid wonderfully observed scenes of London as the nation mobilizes. No, she doesn't have Robbie as a patient, but she begins to come to terms with what she has done and offers to make amends to him and Cecilia, now together as lovers. In an ironic epilogue that is yet another coup de the tre, McEwan offers Briony as an elderly novelist today, revisiting her past in fact and fancy and contributing a moving windup to the sustained flight of a deeply novelistic imagination. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club:Atonement

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Tillman Hill Adult - Christmas Party

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - The Graveyard Book

Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780060530921
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Neil Gaiman
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The Graveyard Book

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - The Graveyard Book

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Plum Spooky

Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780312383329
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Janet Evanovich
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Plum Spooky

Stephanie Plum is back in town, along with her sidekick Lula, her Grandma Mazur, and an ever-widening cast of freaks, criminals, deranged felons, and lunatics looking for love. And just when she thinks her life can't get any more complicated, in walks the mysterious Diesel. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Plum Spooky

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