Two Books Two Communities Project warmly encourages high school and NMU students to read our adult book selection, Women of the Copper Country. For education majors especially, the young readers' To the Copper Country, is helpful and enjoyable for all ages. Many students in NMU's first-year English classes will be reading the book as part of the course curriculum.
Peter White Public Library will be featuring To the Copper Country in their Virtual Chapter Book Club in October, with the author joining in on a session or two.
How will I use this book? We are organizing a number of events related to the book on campus and in the Marquette and Munising communities. You will be invited to discuss the novel at a variety of settings, to hear panelists, and to join members of the university and communities in themed events. You may also find the book assigned in one of your fall courses.
How do I obtain a copy of the book? Copies are available for purchase at the NMU bookstore, at Snowbound Books, Falling Rock Books and Cafe in Munising and other bookstores in Marquette County. You may also order the novel from your local bookstore, online retailer or check out a copy at your library.
Download the free Libby or Overdrive app and you can access a free ebook version of To the Copper Country for unlimited checkouts through the end of October. The Women of the Copper Country is available as an ebook or audio book as well, with three copies available for checkout. Additionally, The Women of the Copper Country is available on audiobook to qualified persons through the Great Lakes Talking Books.
Why take part in a community read? An important part of the program's mission is "to introduce students to the joys of reading and the life of the mind." At NMU we promote reading and the free and serious exchange of ideas. We exist as a university so that all of us can seek understanding of a great variety of subjects and create new knowledge. Our goal is to make all who cross our campus—and our communities—lifelong learners.