Author to Discuss “The Women of the Copper County” May 10

Mary Doria Russell, the author of The Women of the Copper Country, which is the Michigan Humanities Council’s current selection for the Great Michigan Read, will discuss her book on Tuesday, May 10, during an online event sponsored by the Hart Area Public Library.

Free and open to the public, Russell’s talk will begin at 10 a.m. To participate on Zoom, visit

“We are fortunate to be able to join in Mary Doria Russell’s virtual author visit to West Michigan through Hart Public Library, a co-partner with us in Great Michigan Read programming,” said MCC English Instructor Theresa Kanoza, who oversees the Great Michigan Read efforts on the college’s campus.

Widely praised for meticulous research, fine prose, and the compelling narrative drive of her stories, Russell is the award-winning author of seven bestselling novels, including the science fiction classics The Sparrow and Children of God; the World War II thriller, A Thread of Grace; and a political romance set in 1921 Cairo called Dreamers of the Day. With her novels Doc and Epitaph, Russell has redefined two towering figures of the American West: the lawman Wyatt Earp and the dental surgeon Doc Holliday. Her latest novel, The Women of the Copper Country, tells the story of the young union organizer Annie Clements, who was once known as America’s Joan of Arc.

She holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and taught anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. She and her husband, Don Russell, live in Cleveland, Ohio.

For more information about the event, contact the Hart Area Public Library at (231) 873-4476.