The Resource Girl waits with gun, Amy Stewart

Girl waits with gun, Amy Stewart

Label
Girl waits with gun
Title
Girl waits with gun
Statement of responsibility
Amy Stewart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 family farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out Constance has a knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element which 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.--Dust jacket
Member of
Summary
Living in virtual isolation years after the revelation of a painful family secret, Constance Kopp is terrorized by a belligerent silk factory owner and fights back in ways outside the norm for early twentieth-century women
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10438522
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Amy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Kopp sisters novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheriffs
  • Policewomen
  • Silk Workers' Strike, Paterson, N.J., 1913
  • Black Hand (United States)
  • Organized crime
  • New Jersey
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Target audience
adult
Label
Girl waits with gun, Amy Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898052619
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780544409910
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014045223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898052619
Label
Girl waits with gun, Amy Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898052619
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780544409910
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014045223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898052619

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