Tillman Hill Adult

Tillman Hill Adult: To Kill A Mockingbird

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.

Tillman Hill Adult - Marley & Me

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. Marley grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, and stole women's undergarments. Obedience school did no good - Marley was expelled. But just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too.

Tillman Hill Adult - Double Play

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

It is 1947, the year Jackie Robinson breaks major-league baseball's color barrier. This is the story of that season, as told through the eyes of Joseph Burke. A veteran of World War II and a survivor of Guadalcanal, Burke is hired by Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey to guard Robinson. While Burke shadows Robinson, a man of tremendous strength and character suddenly thrust into the media spotlight, the bodyguard must also face some hard truths of his own.

Tillman Hill Adult - Kabul Beauty School

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. She founded the Kabul Beauty School in Afghanistan and welcomed the first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, she stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students. The tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Red Tent

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insider's look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers, wives and daughters.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: A Crack In The Edge Of The World

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Winchester's recounting of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is dense with facts but light and breezy in style. Full of both geological history and personal anecdotes, the book explains the longstanding dangers of the San Andreas Fault and the long-term consequences of the earthquake it caused. Winchester also provides a palpably vibrant picture of life in San Francisco just before and following the earthquake.

Tillman Hill Adult - Here If You Need Me

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

After Kate Braestrup lost her husband Drew to a traffic accident, she decided to continue her husband's dream and became a minister herself. In that capacity she found a most unusual mission: serving as the minister on search and rescue missions in the Maine woods, giving comfort to people whose loved ones are missing, and to the wardens who sometimes have to deal with awful outcomes. A story of a remarkable journey from grief to faith to happiness.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Kite Runner

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

"Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds; Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Vanish

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Olena and Mila, two young women lured to the United States from Belarus, narrowly survive a horrific mass murder in a rural Virginia brothel and subsequently partner up with the local paranoid anti-government nut. Flash ahead six months, when ever-feisty Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli finally goes into labor only to find herself a hostage in a bizarre hospital takeover with one of the perpetrators Olena stepping in as her birthing coach. Faster than you can say "It's a girl," Jane is on the case, determined to ascertain her late captors' motives.

Tillman Hill Adult - Shopaholic & Baby

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Becky Brandon is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed--especially since shopping cures morning sickness. But when the celebrity must-have obstetrician turns out to be her husband's glamorous ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. [

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