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Great Michigan Read author visits Ironwood


May 3, 2022

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

Great Michigan Read Author Mary Doria Russell, right, answers a question about her novel "The Women of the Copper Country" from area resident Betty Perkis at a "meet the author" event at Cold Iron Brewing on Thursday. Ironwood Carnegie Library Director Lynne Wiercinski stands in the center.


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IRONWOOD - The author of the 2021-2022 Great Michigan Read "The Women of the Copper Country," Mary Doria Russell, was invited to Cold Iron Brewing by the Ironwood Carnegie Library for a "meet the author" session on Thursday.

Russell said that the idea for her historical fiction novel "came literally out of left field" as she was sitting in her living room waiting for a baseball game to start one afternoon. She then stumbled upon a PBS documentary about the Copper Country strike of 1913-1914 while flipping through the channels.

"So, to pass the...

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