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Tillman Hill Adult: Echo Park

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Author: 
Michael Connelly
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Echo Park

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: Echo Park

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: House of the Scorpion

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Author: 
Nancy Farmer
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House of the Scorpion

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. With smooth pacing that steadily gathers momentum, Farmer traces Matt's growing awareness of what being a clone of one of the most powerful and feared men on earth entails. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: House of the Scorpion

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Devil's Claw

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Author: 
J. A. Jance
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Devil's Claw

Sandra Ridder, who is part Apache, is trying to retrieve an item she buried eight years ago, before going to prison for killing her husband. The next day hikers find her corpse, while Sandra's 15-year-old daughter, Lucinda, and the girl's pet red-tailed hawk go missing. Could Lucinda, who seems to be a troubled loner, have killed her mother as revenge for her father's murder? Joanna starts to investigate shortly before she's to be married. Then Clayton Rhodes, the neighbor who helps feed Joanna's animals, dies suddenly, and unexpectedly bequeaths his ranch to her. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Devil's Claw

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Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Vanish

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Tess Gerritsen
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Vanish

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult Book Club: Vanish

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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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Author: 
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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Author: 
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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Author: 
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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