Tillman Hill Adult

Tillman Hill Adult: The Da Vinci Code

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Brown's latest thriller is an exhaustively researched page-turner about secret religious societies, ancient coverups and savage vengeance. The action kicks off in modern-day Paris with the murder of the Louvre's chief curator, whose body is found laid out in symbolic repose at the foot of the Mona Lisa. Seizing control of the case are Sophie Neveu, a lovely French police cryptologist, and Harvard symbol expert Robert Langdon, reprising his role from Brown's last book. The two find several puzzling codes at the murder scene, all of which form a treasure map to the fabled Holy Grail.

Tillman Hill Adult: Nineteen Minutes

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

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.

Tillman Hill Adult - The Thief and the Dogs

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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.This is a part of the Big Read.

Tillman Hill Adult: A Single Shard

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

In this tale of courage and devotion, a single shard from a celadon vase changes the life of a young boy and his master. In 12th-century Korea, the village of Ch'ulp'o is famous for its pottery. The orphan Tree-ear spends his days foraging for food for himself and Crane-man, a lame straw weaver who has cared for him for many years. Because of his wanderings, Tree-ear is familiar with all of the potters in the village, but he is especially drawn to Min.

Tillman Hill Adult: Christmas Party

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Christmas Party
We'll discuss books we’ve read outside the book club and books we might want to start with in 2008.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Silks

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

Tillman Hill Adult: Slow Burn

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body -- or an enemy in the world. A woman who barely knew her father and has just lost her mother, Kate is a loving sister, a savvy business owner, and an unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes?

Tillman Hill Adult: The Tin Roof Blowdown

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Hurricane Katrina has left New Orleans awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, and New Orleans has been reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Detective Dave Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Fatal Voyage

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

When forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan joins the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team mobilized to investigate an airplane crash in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains, she literally stumbles on a body part that doesn't match up with the remains of any of the plane's passengers.

Tillman Hill Adult: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads.

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