As a huge fan of Mary Doria Russell’s A Thread of Grace, and Doc, I came to
The Women of the Copper Country with high expectations. I was not disappointed! Add to that that I am a Michigan native and lover of the Upper Peninsula of this wonderful state, and I was entranced by this fictional account of the miner’s strike in Calumet in the early 20th century. With Russell’s pitch perfect description of the seasons and community in the far north, her classic creation of an unexpectedly strong and resilient female protagonist, and historically faithful presentation of miners’ labor issues, this is a wonderful read.