Author Mary Doria Russell to join Wednesday’s Bridge Book Club discussion

Bridge Book Club October

Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly book club is back, and our October selection is “The Women of the Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell. We’re honored to be joined by Russell on Wednesday via Zoom to discuss the book from noon to 1 p.m. EDT.  To be invited to participate in this discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via email. 

Here's our schedule

  • Book announced: Sept. 10
  • First discussion post on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: Oct. 9
  • Second discussion post on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: Oct. 16
  • Third discussion post on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: Oct. 23
  • Live Zoom discussion: Oct. 28 from noon to 1 p.m.

his historical fiction novel tells the story of Annie Clements, a courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. Set in and near Calumet, this story takes us to the Upper Peninsula in 1913 at the height of northern Michigan’s copper mining boom.

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To get a sneak preview of what you can expect from Russell during this discussion, watch this YouTube video where she discusses why she decided to write “Copper Country:

Bridge has been posting optional discussion questions in our closed Facebook group throughout October, leading up to the concluding discussion on Zoom. You can participate in this discussion anytime by joining this Facebook group by clicking here. Participation in these weekly discussions is not required to participate in the Zoom discussion.

How to get the book

For Bridge Club members, we will provide an e-version of the selected book as a membership benefit up until the day of our Zoom discussion. If you’re not already a member, join today for as little as $1 and support our nonprofit newsroom. Members will be sent a link via email from Membership Director Amber DeLind to redeem their free book.

For those who are not Bridge Club members, would like to borrow the book, or would prefer a physical copy, you have other options. You can order “The Women of the Copper Country” directly from the publisher, or download it from a Michigan library system to an e-reader or smartphone via Overdrive or Libby. The book may also be available for order from local bookstores, some of whom are offering curbside pickup. Call your local bookstore to inquire.

How to join the live Zoom discussion

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, please watch this short video below. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet, or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.


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