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Cliff Dwellers Book Club

The Society of Midland Authors is participating in the new Cliff Dwellers Book Club, which will meet at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor, Chicago, once a month — usually on the fourth Saturday of the month — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a break for lunch. Advance reservations should be made by email to

The Book Club is open to members, friends and those who love to read and discuss books. A special invitation to participate has been extended to those involved with the Society of Midland Authors and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. Cliff Dwellers member Richard Reeder has agreed to moderate the discussions and will serve as the keeper of the membership roll. Living authors will be invited to attend when their book is discussed.

The Book Club's first meeting is Jan. 25, when Henry Blake Fuller's The CliffDwellers will be discussed.

Society of Midland Authors board member Mark Eleveld and Chicago Literary Hall of Fame founder Don Evans suggested the books for subsequent months. Books that will be read and discussed in the coming months include:

February 22: Patricia McNair’s Temple of Air
March 22: Ring Lardner’s You Know Me, Al
April 26: William Hazelgrove’s The Pitcher
May – No meeting
June 21: Richard Babcock’s Are You Happy Now

All of these books can be purchased at local bookstores or online.

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