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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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Tillman Hill Adult: A Single Shard

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Linda Sue Park
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A Single Shard

In this tale of courage and devotion, a single shard from a celadon vase changes the life of a young boy and his master. In 12th-century Korea, the village of Ch'ulp'o is famous for its pottery. The orphan Tree-ear spends his days foraging for food for himself and Crane-man, a lame straw weaver who has cared for him for many years. Because of his wanderings, Tree-ear is familiar with all of the potters in the village, but he is especially drawn to Min. When he drops a piece Min has made, Tree-ear begins to work for him to pay off his debt, but stays on after the debt is paid because he longs to learn to create beautiful pots himself. Sent to the royal court to show the king's emissary some new pottery, Tree-ear makes a long journey filled with disaster and learns what it means to have true courage. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: A Single Shard

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Tillman Hill Adult: The Da Vinci Code

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Dan Brown
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The Da Vinci Code

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: The Da Vinci Code

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Tillman Hill Adult: A Morbid Taste for Bones

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Ellis Peters
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A Morbid Taste for Bones

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: A Morbid Taste for Bones

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Tillman Hill Adult: The Great Gatsby

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby

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. Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: The Great Gatsby

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Tillman Hill Adult: Murder Shoots The Bull

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Anne George
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Murder Shoots The Bull

Patricia Anne would swear that either she or her sister Mary Alice were switched at birth, except they were both born at home. Flashy, flirtatious Mary Alice is one foot taller, twice the body weight of Patricia Anne, and three times as likely to do something completely off the wall. But now Mary Alice's impulsive behavior has land them both in the Birmingham jail! Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: Murder Shoots The Bull

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Tillman Hill Adult: The Kite Runner

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Khaled Hosseini
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The Kite Runner

"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. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him." "The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption." Read more about Tillman Hill Adult: The Kite Runner

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