Publication of my new book The Loop: The “L” Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago is set for Thanksgiving Day.

But you can get an early glimpse of what the book has to say by joining an online event, hosted by City Lit Bookstore, on Thursday, November 19, at 6:30 pm. CST.

Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Keller and I will discuss the book and then take questions.

Here’s the info:

Virtual Author Event: “The Loop: The “L” Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago” by Patrick T. Reardon in Conversation with Julia Keller

Join us on Thursday, November 19, for a virtual reading with Patrick T Reardon, author of The Loop: The “L” Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago in conversation with Julia Keller at 6:30 PM CST.

** We will be gathering virtually on Zoom at

You can preorder the book at City Lit —


Patrick T. Reardon


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For more than three decades Patrick T. Reardon was an urban affairs writer, a feature writer, a columnist, and an editor for the Chicago Tribune. In 2000 he was one of a team of 50 staff members who won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. Now a freelance writer and poet, he has contributed chapters to several books and is the author of Faith Stripped to Its Essence. His website is

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