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We are psyched to welcome one of our favorite people in the world, Amy Stewart, back to BookPeople! We're huge fans of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, and the wonderfully brilliant, The Drunken Botanist! Tonight she returns with her debut novel, Girl Waits with Gun, about the real life Kopp sisters and their run-in with the dubious character and factory owner Henry Kaufman. Join us for an entertaining evening and widely anticipated move over to the fiction genre for BookPeople favorite Amy Stewart!
ABOUT AMY STEWART
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. The store is housed in a classic nineteenth-century Victorian building that Amy very much hopes is haunted.
ABOUT GIRL WAITS WITH GUN
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 into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.