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Autor(a) de Girl Waits With Gun

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About the Author

Amy Stewart is the author of From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden, and is the garden columnist and book critic for North Coast Journal. Her articles appear in a number of publications, including Organic Gardening, Bird Watcher's Digest, and the San Francisco Chronicle
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Obras de Amy Stewart

Girl Waits With Gun (2015) 1,758 cópias, 148 resenhas
Lady Cop Makes Trouble (2016) 625 cópias, 46 resenhas
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions (2017) 385 cópias, 21 resenhas
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (2018) 268 cópias, 16 resenhas
From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden (2000) 238 cópias, 8 resenhas
Kopp Sisters on the March (2019) 199 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Last Bookstore in America (2009) 146 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 (2016) — Editor — 130 cópias, 3 resenhas
Dear Miss Kopp (2020) 121 cópias, 14 resenhas
Miss Kopp Investigates (2021) 95 cópias, 11 resenhas

Associated Works

The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (1994) — Prefácio, algumas edições22 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Stewart, Amy
Data de nascimento
20th century
Local de nascimento
Arlington, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Eureka, California, USA
Arlington, Texas, USA
University of Texas, Austin
Arlington High School
Brown, Scott (husband)
Eureka Books
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (Literature)
California Horticultural Society Writer's Award
Michelle Tessler
Pequena biografia
Amy Stewart is the author of seven books. Her latest, Girl Waits With Gun, is a novel based on a true story. She has also written six nonfiction books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including four New York Times bestsellers: The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential.  She lives in Eureka, California, with her husband Scott Brown, who is a rare book dealer. They own a bookstore called Eureka Books.



Writing novels based on real people and real events is nothing new. Writers do it all the time. Yet what Amy Stewart has done seems amazing to me. She has written an entire series of novels based on real people and real events.

“Kopp Sisters on the March” (2019) is the fifth novel in the series, which is now up to seven books, and she is still sticking mostly to the facts. In her Historical Notes at the end she explains which characters she invented and where she plays fast and loose with the truth. Conversations are, of course, invented. Yet amazingly most of the major characters are real and most of the significant events actually happened, even if not exactly as she describes.

Constance Kopp lost her groundbreaking job as a sheriff's deputy in Hackensack, N.J., after the election of a new sheriff, and now she is at a loss about what to do with her life. In 1917 there aren't that many opportunities for women in law enforcement. Along with her bossy sister, Norma, whose passion is homing pigeons, and her much younger sister, Fleurette (actually her daughter), whose passions are fashion and show business, Constance enrolls in a military-style training camp for women. With America's entry into the war in Europe becoming more and more likely, National Service Schools aim to train women for supporting roles, such as nursing.

When the camp's matron is injured, Constance takes charge with such authority that everyone accepts her as the proper leader. She begins to fashion her own training methods, which include self-defense and firearms skills.

Meanwhile the notorious Beulah Binford enrolls in the camp under a false name, hoping that nobody will realize she is the former prostitute involved in an infamous Richmond murder case.

Constance's story and Beulah's story take turns in Stewart's narrative until they merge and things really get interesting.

While not as exciting as some of the previous novels — there is no real mystery here — “Kopp Sisters on the March” entertains just the same.
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hardlyhardy | outras 13 resenhas | Jul 1, 2024 |
This is strongly based on a true historical figure. I feel it would have changed my expectations and approach to the book if I had known that going in. I might have enjoyed it more. As it was I judged it against the plots and pace of classic hard-boiled novels (maybe because of the cover). This is not that.
Dorothy2012 | outras 147 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |
The author provides a pretty extensive list of plants that are bad players. The descriptions are interesting and the illustrations are well done. I enjoyed reading the book and learned about many plants that I did not know much about. The information would be helpful to avoid injury or death. It is interesting that the plants have developed the methods for protection and other benefits.
GlennBell | outras 70 resenhas | Apr 7, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this. I picked it up because the next novel in the series was on sale, and surely I can't start with the second book, so I checked this one out from the library. The characters are well drawn and interesting, and the story moves along at a good pace. Great fun!
ledonnelly | outras 147 resenhas | Mar 11, 2024 |



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