Girl Waits with Gun

Girl Waits with Gun

By Amy Stewart

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Description

A National Bestseller
New York Times Editors' Choice
A September 2015 Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book of 2015, Fall/Winter
One of USA Today's "New and Noteworthy"
One of New York Post's "Must-Read" Books
One of Cosmopolitan's "24 Books to Read this Fall"

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

“A smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I've seen in print for a long time. I loved every page as I followed the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Check out the brand-new Kopp sisters adventure Lady Copy Makes Trouble available now!

Reviews

  • Girl Waits With Gun

    5
    By Barb1927
    Great book! A pleasure to read; I enjoyed every page. And, it's based on a real live Girl with gun. How cool is that. I shall now look for other ebooks by Amy Stewart.
  • Riveting first novel after so many books on botany

    5
    By Marina Ariadne
    I love her books on botany and critters, poisonous or not. She has such an easy "voice" to read in her non-fiction, and I thought I'd give this novel a try. It kept me reading until there were no more pages. It's a good blend of actual history and fictional fleshing out. The last time I read such a good blend was in the '80s, by Mary Luke, in Tudor England. Her biographies read as easily as her fiction, and that being "my" period, I was enthralled. I know little beyond the "Great War" in the time of Girl Waits With Gun, and little of it in the US, save the union movement, certain court cases, and the suffrage movement. I have been educated, and delightfully so. I hope to catch Ms. Stewart at one of her Bay Area book tour stops for Lady Cop Makes Trouble, at the end of September. If she's got a signing near you, go! She's an amazing speaker, with an imp in her eye.
  • Wonderful!

    5
    By Ronan112
    Great characters, good storytelling and I can't wait for the next adventure of the Kopp "sisters"!

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