COMING SOON – A Review of “The Women of the Copper Country”

I have a couple of trivia recaps “in the can” and ready to post when I have the time, which will most likely be…Monday! I’ve been pretty busy, and free time for blogging has been a bit lacking in the past week.

I’ll also attempt a review of a book I read and (suprisingly) thoroughly enjoyed called The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell.

I picked this up on impulse from my local library

I have been hit or miss with books, having given up on biographies of Chrissie Hynde and Pattie Boyd and me not being able to finish The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams. For those of you wondering if my nerdy Douglas Adams fan husband divorced me over this, no he did not! 🙂 I didn’t hate the book, I just didn’t have a weird (or drug addled enough) brain to embrace it like I should. It just got too strange.

This book though? I’ll save most of my thoughts for my actual “review,” but I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! The real-life protagonist Annie Clemenc (known as Clements and the nickname “Big Annie” in the book) is someone I can really look up to! Though not much, since she was only slightly shorter than me. Yes, it’s not often I get to read about real-life women with whom I can identify. Let’s see, she was tall, tough as nails, misunderstood by a good many people around her, was intimidating to men. Pardon me while I stop and grab a hanky (I told myself I wasn’t going to cry)!

I’m also a true Michigander and a lover of its history, so I guess me liking the book was a no-brainer.

And I’ll save the rest of my thoughts for my review! Which I’ll have posted by the time Women’s History Month begins.

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