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

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Simon Winchester
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A Crack In The Edge Of The World

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: A Crack In The Edge Of The World

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Tillman Hill Adult - Double Play

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Robert Parker
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Double Play

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult - Double Play

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Tillman Hill Adult: To Kill A Mockingbird

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Harper Lee
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To Kill A Mockingbird

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: To Kill A Mockingbird

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Tillman Hill Adult: The Burglar On The Prowl

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Lawrence Block
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The Burglar On The Prowl

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: The Burglar On The Prowl

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Tillman Hill Adult: Water for Elephants

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author: 
Sara Gruen
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Water for Elephants

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. This lushly romantic novel travels back in forth in time between Jacob's present day in a nursing home and his adventures in the surprisingly harsh world of 1930s circuses. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: Water for Elephants

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Tillman Hill Adult: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kim Edwards
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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. David's deception becomes the defining moment of the main characters' lives, and Phoebe's absence corrodes her birth family's core over the course of the next 25 years. David's undetected lie warps his marriage; he grapples with guilt; Norah mourns her lost child; and Paul not only deals with his parents' icy relationship but with his own yearnings for his sister as well. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Tillman Hill Adult: Christmas Party & 2007 Selections

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Christmas Party & 2007 Selections
Christmas party and potpourri book discussion. Bring a list of books you want to discuss in 2007!

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Tillman Hill Adult: The Lovely Bones

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Alice Sebold
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The Lovely Bones

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. As Sebold fashions it, everyone has his or her own version of heaven. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: The Lovely Bones

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Tillman Hill Adult: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Douglas Adams
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Tillman Hill Adult: Slow Burn

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Julie Garwood
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Slow Burn

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? Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: Slow Burn

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