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Girl waits with gun / Amy Stewart.

Stewart, Amy, (author.).


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.

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  • ISBN: 9780544409910
  • ISBN: 0544409914
  • Physical Description: 408 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Sheriffs > New Jersey > Paterson > Fiction.
Policewomen > New Jersey > Hackensack > Fiction.
Silk Workers' Strike, Paterson, N.J., 1913 > Fiction.
Black Hand (United States) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Organized crime > New Jersey > Fiction.
New Jersey > History > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / General.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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