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Tillman Hill Adult - The Maltese Falcon

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Tillman Hill Adult - Flight of Passage

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Tom Buck was a barnstormer who taught his two sons how to fly before they could drive. In 1966, those teenage sons restored a Piper Cub and flew it (without a radio) across America. This memoir, written by the younger brother, recalls the people they met in this pre-Vietnam America, and the relationship the sons had with their father that led to such an extraordinary journey.

Tillman Hill Adult: Water for Elephants

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

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.

Tillman Hill Adult: Storm Front

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things--and most of them don't play too well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a--well, whatever.

Tillman Hill Adult: The Burglar On The Prowl

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

Tillman Hill Adult Book Club - Angels Fall

Location: Tillman D. Hill Public Library
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Reece Gilmore knows there's a killer in Angel's Fist, even if Brody, despite his seeming impatience and desire to keep her at arm's length, is the only one willing to believe her. When a series of menacing events makes it clear that someone wants her out of the way, Reece must put her trust in Brody-and herself-to find out if there is a killer in Angel's Fist before it's too late.

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.

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