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September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Reading Group will meet on Monday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell. At this time, we are scheduled to meet via Zoom. If guidelines change and we are able, we will try to find a way to have an in-person discussion. Contact Jane Brubaker for the Meeting ID and password.
Our book for September will be “The Women of Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell.
Here is a description of the book. “In July 1913, twenty-five-yearold Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She’s spent her whole life in the coppermining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries—and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren’t coming home. When Annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle. In Annie’s hands lie the miners’ fortunes and their health, her husband’s wrath over her growing independence, and her own reputation as she faces the threat of prison and discovers a forbidden love. On her fierce quest for justice, Annie will discover just how much she is willing to sacrifice for her own independence and the families of Calumet.
From one of the most versatile writers in contemporary fiction, this novel is an authentic and moving historical portrait of the lives of the men and women of the early 20th century labor movement, and of a turbulent, violent political landscape that may feel startlingly relevant to today.”
All are welcome to join the discussion!