Cliff Dwellers Book Club

The Society of Midland Authors is participating in the new Cliff Dwellers Book Club, which meets 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 was Jan. 25, when Henry Blake Fuller’s The Cliff Dwellers was 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: The Temple of Air by Patricia McNair

March 22: You Know Me Al by Ring Lardner

April 26: The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove

May: No meeting

June 21: Are You Happy Now? by Richard Babcock