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Girl Waits with Gun
by Amy Stewart

Published: 2015-09-01
Hardcover : 448 pages
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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 ...
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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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Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers! From horse-drawn wagons to carrier pigeons, the norms of 1914 obviously no longer exist today. Talk about the world Constance and her sisters live in, in New Jersey and on their farm. A
by mamabearreads (see profile) 10/11/16

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by Hanknlori (see profile) 12/01/19

 
  "Girl Waits with Gun"by valglo1010 (see profile) 03/19/19

My book club and I loved this book. Not only are we located in north Jersey and new about all the cities Amy wrote about we were all intrigued by Constance Knopp. So much so we will continued the series... (read more)

 
by alarcara (see profile) 04/05/18

 
by Ktc24 (see profile) 10/17/17

We had some good discussion around this book as it has several themes. This is a first in a series of 3 and most were already plotting who was going to pick the next one to read as their cho... (read more)

 
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by mamabearreads (see profile) 10/27/16

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