Tillman Hill Adult

Tillman Hill Adult: The Great Gatsby

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: House of the Scorpion

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

A scientist brings to life one of 36 tiny cells, frozen more than 100 years ago. The result is Matt, a clone of El Patrón, a powerful drug lord, born Matteo Alacrán to a poor family in a small village in Mexico. El Patrón is ruler of Opium, a country that lies between the United States and Aztlán, formerly Mexico; its vast poppy fields are tended by 'eejits,' human beings who attempted to flee Aztlán, programmed by a computer chip implanted in their brains.

Tillman Hill Adult - Fearless Fourteen

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. Fourteenth in the popular, lighthearted Stephanie Plum series.

Tillman Hill Adult: A Morbid Taste for Bones

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Outside the monastic enclave, but here, in the enclosed garden within the walls, close to the abbot's fishponds and the brook that worked the abbey mill, Brother Cadfael ruled unchallenged. The herbarium in particular was his kingdom, for he had built it up gradually through the fifteen years of labour, and added to it many exotic plants of his own careful raising, collected in a roving youth that had taken him as far afield as Venice, and Cyprus and the Holy Land.

Tillman Hill Adult: Echo Park

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Detective Harry Bosch, now in the Open-unsolved Unit, receives a call from the DA telling him a serial killer has confessed to several murders. Harry must interview the man about a case he couldn't crack involving the murder of a 22-year-old woman whose body was never found.

Tillman Hill Adult - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met. As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into his world, his island, his friends' taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives.

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.

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