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Great Chicago Books Club: Hardball

Sunday, April 22, 2018
5:30-8 p.m.

Oak Park

For details, contact email Don Evans at

The Great Chicago Books Club is ecstatic to announce that Sara Paretsky will be our special guest as we host an evening of food, drink, and literary discussion centered around her classic Chicago novel Hardball, in which Chicago private investigator V.I. Warshawski takes on a cold case that might possibly prove her cherished father to have been a dirty cop.

We’re equally ecstatic to announce that the host for this special program, in which funds raised will help CLHOF’s myriad programming throughout the year, will be the fabulous Oak Park bed and breakfast, Bishops Hall.

Built in 1916 in the Georgian revival style, Bishops Hall derives its name from serving as the residence for the metropolitan bishop of the Orthodox Church for several decades. Located in the historical district of Oak Park, the home is a contemporary to and set amongst the most significant concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright commissioned homes, including Wright’s own home and studio.

Hardball is an absolutely beautiful and gritty detective story told by one of our finest practitioners. In taking on a four-decades old missing person case, Warshawski also takes on the dirty underbelly of Chicago politics and race relations. Extremely limited registration will be accepted for the evening, which includes a cocktail hour, dinner, and then discussion with the author. To register ($200 per person) or inquire, please email Don Evans.

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