Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel)

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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

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A New York Times Editors’ Choice
An Indie Next Pick
 
A Best Book of the Year
NPR *Washington Post * BookPage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
A Must-Read
People * USA Today * New York PostCosmopolitan * Paste 
“Stars an unforgettable, not-to-be-messed-with heroine.” —Marie Claire

“An entertaining and enlightening story of how far one woman will go to protect her family.” —Washington Post
 
“A historical thrill ride.” —Cosmopolitan

“A fresh, winning, and delightful mystery with a warm heart, impish humor, and a heroine who quietly shatters convention.” —
Dallas Morning News

A New York Times best-selling author brings us an exuberant novel inspired by the true adventures of one of our nation’s first female crime fighters.
 
When Constance Kopp and her sisters suffer a run-in with a ruthless, powerful crook, Constance leaves her quiet country life to team up with the local sheriff and exact justice. As a war of bricks, bullets, and threats ensues, Constance realizes that this racketeer’s history may be more damning than she thought, but now that she’s on the case, he won’t get away.

Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story of one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself — with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way.
 
“A fine, historically astute novel.” —New York Times Book Review

“Zippy [and] winsome.” —Los Angeles Times

“[A] rollicking western.” —People


AMY STEWART is the award-winning author of six books, including bestsellers The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own a bookstore called Eureka Books.
www.amystewart.com
 

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Girl Waits with Gun makes excellent use of history to put a fresh spin on classic cop-and-crook types. Amy Stewart’s true-life protagonist is a ‘rough and tumble’ version of the early twentieth century’s New Woman. She is witty, sharply drawn, and suffers no fools!” — Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist
 
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 crime fighters.

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 from city to country fifteen years ago. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out Constance has knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element that might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life. Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself — with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way.
 
Through Amy Stewart’s exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from forgotten historical anecdote to unforgettable historical fiction heroine — an outsized woman not only ahead of her time but sometimes, even, ahead of ours.

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