Blog Tour: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart!

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I am super excited to be on the blog tour for this amazing book and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. Make sure to check out the earlier stops on the tour as well!

I’ve been reading this book over the last couple of days and I couldn’t put it down! Be sure to come back to check out my review later today!


The Book

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Release Date: March 10th 2016

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 US’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mould. 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 the city to the country fifteen years before. 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 that 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.

Through Amy Stewart’s exuberant storytelling, Constance Kopp catapults from a forgotten historical anecdote to an unforgettable historical-fiction heroine — an outsized woman not only ahead of her time, but sometimes even ahead of ours.


Extract from Girl Waits With Gun

July 16, 1914
Misses Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp
Sicomac Road
Wyckoff, New Jersey

Dear Mr. Kaufman,

I write to supply you with an accounting of the damages inflicted upon our buggy by you and your automobile on the afternoon of July 14. The damages visited upon my sisters and I are considerable as well. Dear Fleurette is but fifteen years of age and now suffers from a badly broken foot and a dread of motor carriages which will no doubt impede her advancement into the coming engine-powered age. But I confine myself at present to the harm done to our buggy.

4 (four) hickory spokes @ $1 each, cracked: $4

1 (one) carriage lamp, smashed: $3

1 (one) whip socket, dislodged and lost in the commotion: $1

1 (one) oak panel, splintered to bits: $8

1 (one) complete hood assembly, bent beyond repair: $10

Assembly and re-attachment of disparate pieces: $24

Total (due in full promptly upon receipt, as we are at present without a buggy): $50

We appreciate your prompt payment by return post. We remain,

Yours in a state of caution along our town’s ever more crowded avenues,

Misses Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp

 

July 23, 1914

Misses Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp
Sicomac Road
Wyckoff, New Jersey

Dear Mr. Kaufman,

I trust you have received our invoice for the damages inflicted upon our buggy as a result of the collision with your automobile on July 14. The amount owed remains the same. The buggy remains in a state of disrepair. Anticipating that you are a busy man whose bookkeeper undoubtedly falls behind in his work when business is brisk, I will present myself at your place of business next Tuesday to collect in full if we have not yet received the fifty dollars owed. Until then, I remain,

Yours in a state of cautious expectation,

Miss Constance Kopp


About the Author

Amy Stewart by Terrence McNally Amy Stewart lives in northern California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.
When she’s not writing books, reading them, or shelving them, she might be painting. You can see examples of her paintings here and here.
You can also find her all over the country speaking to audiences at bookstores, botanical gardens, garden clubs, and college and museum lecture series. To find out if she’s coming to your town, visit the Events page of her website.
Four of Amy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, and she has enjoyed contributing to the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Good Morning America, and CBS Sunday Morning.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) granted her a Creative Writing Fellowship, and she’s the winner of the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award.

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*Picture courtesy of Terrence McNally, Biography from Goodreads

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