Historical fiction - humor: Card shark and ex-nun Farika Zingarella wins the greatest poker game in history. The prize? The town of Simpering, North Dakota. Gathering five like-minded geniuses, the women of The Mighty Five build an empire that could fend off the world - and that is exactly what they do. There wasn't much to laugh about in 1919. World War I had ended, fascism was on the rise overseas and American women stood tall on the suffrage question. Then, along came The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society - you've never lived in a town like this!