The Women of the Copper Country

The Women of the Copper Country

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781982109585
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 24 cm.


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Dec 23, 2019

An amazing account of an almost forgotten event in history. Engaging descriptions make the area and characters come to life.

Dec 13, 2019

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Oct 03, 2019

Not one of her best books. The characters feel contrived and the author's viewpoint decidedly one-sided. Well researched as always, and OK, but not as good as earlier work.

DCLadults Aug 14, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. The Keweenaw Peninsula is a real and breathtaking place in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula. In the winter the snow never stops and the cold is fierce. Mary Doria Russell captures this and spins a tale from the true story of the copper miners and their families who tried to survive there in the early 1900s.


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