Feb. 23 Cliff Dwellers Book Club: Redlined

gartzredlinedLinda Gartz will discuss her book Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago in a Midland Authors joint event with Cliff Dwellers Book Club from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23 (followed by optional lunch) at the Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor penthouse. The program is free; lunch at the club afterward is paid. Reservations are required for discussion and/or lunch: 312-922-8080 or reservations@cliff-chicago.org. Discounted parking available at garage on Adams between Wabash and State. Ask for discount coupon in the club.

Join a lively discussion about Redlined with the author as part of this long-standing book club. Facilitated by Richard Reeder, with discussion continuing over lunch. Linda Gartz is a six-time Emmy-award-honored TV producer, blogger, and author. Redlined exposes the racist mortgage policies that ravage a Chicago community in the 1960s, told through the story of one white family navigating the uncharted shoals of its neighborhood’s racial change. Based on long-hidden letters and diaries, this vivid memoir lays bare complicated truths of marriage, sexual freedom, and race relations in a devastated landscape. Kirkus Reviews listed it as one of the Best Books of 2018, and it won the Chicago Writers Association’s honor for 2018 Best Book of the Year, Indie Nonfiction.