The Gamma Club of Woodward will be hosting its annual fundraiser book review April 4 at noon at the Josie Adams Cultural Center.

The book to be discussed will be “Pearl S. Buck - A Cultural Biography” by Peter Conn. Carol Headrick of Stillwater will again present the book review this year.

A graduate of Tahoka High School in Tahoka, Texas, Headrick received her bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and her master of communication disorders degree at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She has presented the book review for the Gamma Club fundraiser for the past seven years.

The book about Pearl S. Buck was written in 1996 and is about Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, who was born in 1892 and died in 1973. Buck’s best-known book, “The Good Earth”, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Born into a missionary family, Buck lived the first half of her life in China and was bilingual from childhood. Although she is best known as a prolific author, she was passionately committed to many causes of social justice and served as an early cultural ambassador between the United States and China.

“Carol Headrick is so special - I look forward to her book reviews every year,” said Gamma Club member Mary Ann Hawkins.

The proceeds of the fundraiser will be given to the Western Plains Youth and Family Services organization in Woodward.

To purchase tickets to the book review, contact any Gamma Club member. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

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