THE BUNCO CLUB was named 2013 Book of the Year Finalist by the Chicago Writers Association.No Bunco experience is necessary to enjoy this book, so grab the dice and share the fun and favorite recipes of Bunco night Eight women, eight months, eight individual tales merge into one compelling story of friendship in THE BUNCO CLUB. Attitudes surface and personalities clash as struggles, secrets, and obsessions emerge. Follow the lives of eight quilters from Chicagoland as they gather once a month to play Bunco, the popular no-skills dice game. The last thing Lettie wants is for a member to quit their Bunco Club, but a well-guarded hoarding obsession may cause that very thing to happen. When Nancy's one-love contacts her after twenty years, she shares tidbits each month about the devastating breakup along with news of a possible reunion, and she finds there is no shortage of opinions from the women of THE BUNCO CLUB. Follow the members as their stories are revealed and woven together through the bond of friendship-from a heart stopping discovery of a national historic treasure, to a 39-year-old secret, to a mom whose child is devastated from being bullied. Eight women capture the hearts of readers who will long to be members of THE BUNCO CLUB.
Karen DeWitt is a member of a Bunco Club that has been together for more than twenty years. She also holds an MFA in studio art from Southern Illinois University and has attended workshops at the renowned Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Karen's career as a professional artist became challenged several years ago when Multiple Sclerosis claimed the fine motor skills of her right hand. Struggling to stay creative, she trained her left-hand so she could continue to produce art, while at the same time beginning work on THE BUNCO CLUB. "I've always loved to write, so when one door closed, I jumped at the chance to open a new one."