Tillman Hill Adult

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Murder Inside The Beltway

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

On a bright Saturday afternoon on the Washington Mall, the daughter of presidential candidate Robert Colgate's closest friend is kidnapped. The abduction rocks the nation's capital, but no one is prepared for the bombshell about to hit the city, an explosive development that erupts when Detectives Hall and Jackson uncover a shocking connection between the kidnapping and the murder of a Washington, D.C. call girl--and a killer whom no one will see coming.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Lovely Bones

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

On her way home from school on a snowy December day in 1973, 14-year-old Susie Salmon ("like the fish") is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer--the man she knew as her neighbor, Mr. Harvey. Alice Sebold's haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where "life is a perpetual yesterday" and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case.

Tillman Hill Adult - The Devil In The White City

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men--the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.

Tillman Hill Adult: Christmas Party & 2007 Selections

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Christmas Party & 2007 Selections
Christmas party and potpourri book discussion. Bring a list of books you want to discuss in 2007!

Tillman Hill Adult - The Maltese Falcon

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Edwards's assured but schematic debut novel hinges on the birth of fraternal twins, a healthy boy and a girl with Down syndrome. A snowstorm immobilizes Lexington, Ky., in 1964, and when young Norah Henry goes into labor, her husband, orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Henry, must deliver their babies himself, aided only by a nurse. Seeing his daughter's handicap, he instructs the nurse, Caroline Gill, to take her to a home and later tells Norah, who was drugged during labor, that their son Paul's twin died at birth. Instead of institutionalizing Phoebe, Caroline absconds with her to Pittsburgh.

Tillman Hill Adult - Flight of Passage

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Tom Buck was a barnstormer who taught his two sons how to fly before they could drive. In 1966, those teenage sons restored a Piper Cub and flew it (without a radio) across America. This memoir, written by the younger brother, recalls the people they met in this pre-Vietnam America, and the relationship the sons had with their father that led to such an extraordinary journey.

Tillman Hill Adult: Water for Elephants

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Life is good for Jacob Jankowski. He's about to graduate from veterinary school and about to bed the girl of his dreams. Then his parents are killed in a car crash, leaving him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, and no career. Almost by accident, Jacob joins the circus. There he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena, who is married to the circus' psychotic animal trainer. He also meets the other love of his life, Rosie the elephant.

Tillman Hill Adult: Storm Front

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things--and most of them don't play too well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a--well, whatever.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Burglar On The Prowl

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Bernie Rhodenbarr, burglar with a heart of gold, is recruited by an old friend to burgle the home of a crooked plastic surgeon, removing some off-the-books cash from a wall safe. A simple enough job, but Bernie complicates matters by going "on the prowl" one restless evening?-randomly cruising for an easy job. While he's pawing through a woman's empty apartment, she returns home; Bernie hides hastily, only to overhear an act of violence that draws him into a hunt for the perpetrator and a deepening role in the victim's life.

Syndicate content