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Skipworth The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society

George Skipworth, assistant professor of music, offers a work of historical fiction and humor—set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement in 1919—in which card shark and ex-nun Farika Zingarella wins the greatest poker game in history. The prize? The town of Simpering, North Dakota. Gathering five female geniuses to her side, she establishes a prairie empire.

Rosslare Press, 2010. 242 pages.

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