University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Bookstore to feature Grand Forks native and author Oct. 16

Born and raised in Grand Forks, adventurer and author Bill Raney will be coming to the UND Bookstore at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, to talk and answer questions about Letters to Zerky, a Father’s Legacy to a Lost Son and a Road Trip Around the World. This prizewinning book is about the Raney family’s 1967-68 journey across Eurasia in a VW bus, with their one-year-old son Zerky and their dog Tarzan. Raney will talk about the many countries they visited, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Assam. In addition, he will also be reading from his current book-in-progress, a portion of which is about his childhood adventures in Grand Forks. For further information, contact Bill Raney at

-- Bill Raney, Nickelodeon Press, 831 429-4234.

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