Girl waits with gun

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New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
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408 pages ; 24 cm.
9780544409910, 0544409914


Includes bibliographical references.
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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, A. (2015). Girl waits with gun . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, Amy. 2015. Girl Waits With Gun. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, Amy. Girl Waits With Gun New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, Amy. Girl Waits With Gun Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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