The Fence My Father Built, a novel about returning home and beginning again, is Book Talk’s choice for its March 9 meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Library, 1515 W. Main in Durant.
Leading the discussion is Sandy Wright, who retired from state employment in 2014 after 29 years with Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
Having inherited a ranch in Oregon’s high desert from the Native American father who left when she was three, Muri Pond strives to know him posthumously and to eke out a living from the dry land. Complicating her attempt to start over after a legal separation, Muri must deal with a neighbor angry over water rights, a sullen teenaged daughter, and nostalgia for her previous quiet life as a librarian.
Ms. Wright enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, and spending time in the Kiamichi Mountains, where she and her husband bought land and built a cabin. She lives in Caddo with husband Terry, who is semi-retired.
Book Talk meetings are open to the public. The group reads and discusses a variety of fiction and non-fiction. Copies of its monthly selections are available for purchase at the library service desk and never cost more than $10.
The group’s next meeting will be April 13, when Marion Hill will lead a discussion of her new novel, Big Book Betrayal, the fourth in her Scrappy Librarian Mysteries series.
Submitted by Book Talk.