Skipworth The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society
George Skipworth, assistant professor of music, offers a work of historical fiction and humorâ€”set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement in 1919â€”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.