Hi Everyone,

A rousing thank you to Lisa for joining us last night. It was a wonderful discussion and a wonderful evening. Thanks to all of you for participating.

We had a number of new faces last night. Those whose email I could decipher, I have copied on this message. If you would like to be permanently added to the book club mailing list, please let me know.

Below is the information on upcoming meetings.

August 20, 2018
The Hyde Park Book Club Summer Reading List. (attached) Read one, two or as many as you want. Share with a friend. Most of the books are available through the Seminary Coop Bookstore, Amazon.com and abebooks.com.

September 17, 2018
Nina Barrett, author of The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes. The book was published today. I am checking with the Seminary Coop for availability.

The Hyde Park Book Club meets the third Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the Treasure Island lower level meeting room. All are welcome!

Michal Safar, Hyde Park Historical Society
Allison Hartman, Chicago Hyde Park Village



Hyde Park Book Club, August 20, 2018
Summer Reading List
11 Books to Recommend to Out of Town Guests


Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett – for the child in all of us.

Death at the Fair: An Emily Cabot Mystery, Frances McNamara – one of the first female graduate
students, later instructor, in sociology in the 1890s at the University of Chicago. Series of 7.
Sweet Clover: A Romance of the White City, Clara Louise Burnham – Contemporary tour of the World’s
Columbian Exposition with some romance thrown in.

That Hyde Park Affair: A Kelly O’Quinn Mystery, Barry Kritzberg – reporter with the Chicago Daily News.
Series of 5.

Indemnity Only: A V.I Warshawsky Novel, Sara Paretsky – The first of a classic series of too many to

Too Like the Lightening, Ada Palmer – A complex and sometimes violent look at a dystopic utopia by a U
of C professor. First of four parts of Terra Ignota.

Family Pictures, Sue Miller – Set in Harper Avenue, Hyde Park about a family with an autistic child.

At the Shores: A Novel, Thomas Rogers – A “coming of age” novel set in the Indiana Dunes.



Devil in the White City, Eric Larson

Culture of Opportunity, Rebecca Janowitz

Dancing in the Wonder: An Autobiography, Marilee Shapiro Asher – Including an eyewitness portrait of
Hyde Park during the Leopold and Loeb affair.