For the non-fiction choice of our season,
fifteen "Page Turners" from AAUW Klamath Falls
read The Mercury 13. During our January 2006
meeting, we were delighted to conference call by
speaker phone with author, Martha Ackmann.
Because of Martha's in-depth knowledge and ease,
her answers to the Page Turner's questions
provided greater impact and meaning to the book
Following the telephone call, we met an
additional hour going over another set of
questions to stimulate our thinking about the
life and times of the early 60's where women's
rights were not honored. Many felt The Mercury
13 should be required reading for all women,
particularly younger women who may not have
known the struggle for women's rights that took
place as the result of the misguided politics
during the 1960's. Many felt a deep sadness for
those brave, qualified women who were unable to
fulfill their dreams of going into space.
AAUW "Page Turners" Book Club
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Members of the AAUW "Page Turners" Book
Club talking with Martha by phone. The
group meets in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Is your Book Club reading The Mercury 13?
Is your group interested in talking with Martha
by telephone about the book? Book Clubs around
the country have enjoyed a personal conversation
with Martha about The Mercury 13.
Find out why she wrote the book. What are the women
of the Mercury 13 doing now? Will Jerrie
Cobb ever get a chance to fly in space?
For information on Martha’s availability for
Book Club telephone conversations, fill out the